Contact: Dr. Jonathan Williams
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Caption: Left: This is a Submillimeter Array image of 253-1536 taken at a wavelength of 880 microns. The mass of the disk on the left is 70 times the mass of Jupiter, while the one on the right is 20 Jupiter masses. Right: The optical image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows the shadow of the large disk, but the smaller disk is obscured in the glare of the brighter star.
Credit: University of Hawaii and Nathan Smith, University of California at Berkeley
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