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NICMOS Peers Through Dust to Reveal Young Stellar Disks. A View of CoKu Tau/1

NICMOS Peers Through Dust to Reveal Young Stellar Disks. A View of CoKu Tau/1


Depicts: CoKu Tau/1
Copyright: D. Padgett (IPAC/Caltech), W. Brandner (IPAC), K. Stapelfeldt (JPL) and NASA

This image shows a newborn binary star system, CoKu Tau/1, lying at the center of four "wings" of light extending as much as 75 billion miles from the pair. The "wings" outline the edges of a region in the stars' dusty surroundings, which have been cleared by outflowing gas. A thin, dark lane extends to the left and to right of the binary, suggesting that a disk or ring of dusty material encircles the two young stars.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-Sep-2021 18:43 UT

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