NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope view of the dust disc around the young star HD 100546

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a visible light view of the outer dust around the young star HD100546. The position of the newly discovered protoplanet is marked with an orange spot.

The inner part of this picture is dominated by artifacts from the brilliant central star, which has been digitally subtracted, and the black blobs are not real.

Credit:

ESO/NASA/ESA/Ardila et al.

About the Image

Id:eso1310d
Type:Observation
Release date:28 February 2013, 16:00
Related releases:eso1310
Size:2000 x 2004 px

About the Object

Name:HD 100546
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
• X - Stars

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