Hubble image of LRLL 54361 and its surroundings

This infrared image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows an image of protostellar object LRLL 54361 and its rich cosmic neighbourhood, a region called IC 348.

The protostar, which is the bright object with fan-like beams of light coming from it, located towards the right of the image, is letting off flashes of light every 25.3 days.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and J. Muzerolle (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic1303a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 February 2013, 19:00
Related releases:heic1303
Size:942 x 690 px

About the Object

Name:IC 348, LRLL 54361
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Protostar
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:950 light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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