Hubble Captures New Images of the Dusty Star Beta Pictoris

February 21, 2015 4:59 AM

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According to a statement by the space agency NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope has acquired recent images that show a primordial planet plowing through the debris disk around the star Beta Pictoris. Beta Pictoris is considered a young star as it is just 20 million years old.

The images were captured in 2012 in visible light noticed by Hubble’s Image Spectograph in the coronagraphic imaging mode that impedes the glare of the star itself and increases the vision of the surrounding disk.

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