Hubble Captures New Images of Young Star Beta Pictoris

February 22, 2015 11:18 AM

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(Photo : NASA, ESA, and D. Apai and G. Schneider (University of Arizona)) The photo at the bottom is the most detailed picture to date of a large, edge-on, gas-and-dust disk encircling the 20 million year-old star Beta Pictoris.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of a huge gas-and-dust disk surrounding the 'young' 20 million year-old star, Beta Pictoris. So far, Beta Pictoris (discovered in 2009) is the only debris disk that has a huge planet.

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