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When viewed in optical starlight scattered by dust, the nearly edge-on debris disk surrounding the A5V star beta Pictoris (distance 19.3 pc; ref. 1) extends farther than 1,450 au from the star. Its large-scale complexity has been well characterized, but the detailed structure of the disk's central approximately 200-au region has remained elusive. This(More)
When viewed in optical starlight scattered by dust, the nearly edge-on debris disk surrounding the A5V star b Pictoris (distance 19.3 pc; ref. 1) extends farther than 1,450 AU from the star 2. Its large-scale complexity has been well characterized, but the detailed structure of the disk's central ,200-AU region has remained elusive. This region is of(More)
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