Disk Around Red Dward Stars in the Stephenson 34 System

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spitzer_sig05-009 July 18th, 2005

Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

Astronomers were surprised to discover a 25-million-year-old protoplanetary disk around a pair of red dwarf stars 350 light-years away. Gravitational stirring by the binary star system (shown in this artist's conception) may have prevented planet formation.

Provider: Spitzer Space Telescope

Image Source: https://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/image/sig05-009-disk-around-red-dward-stars-in-the-stephenson-34-system

Curator: Spitzer Space Telescope, Pasadena, CA, USA

Image Use Policy: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/info/18-Image-Use-Policy

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Image Details

Image Type
Artwork
Object Name
Stephenson 34 System
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Binary
Star > Circumstellar Material > Disk > Protoplanetary

Distance

Universescale1
350 light years
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ID
sig05-009
Subject Category
B.3.6.1.   B.3.7.2.1.  
Subject Name
Stephenson 34 System
Credits
David A. Aguilar (CfA)
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
Spitzer Space Telescope
URL
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu
Name
Spitzer Space Telescope
Email
Telephone
Address
1200 E. California Blvd.
City
Pasadena
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
91125
Country
USA
Rights
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/info/18-Image-Use-Policy
Publisher
Spitzer Science Center
Publisher ID
spitzer
Resource ID
sig05-009.tif
Metadata Date
2021-08-04T07:32:22Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
350 light years