Jets, bubbles and bursts of light in Taurus

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking view of a multiple star system called XZ Tauri, its neighbour HL Tauri and several nearby young stellar objects. XZ Tauri is blowing a hot bubble of gas into the surrounding space, which is filled with bright and beautiful clumps that are emitting strong winds and jets. These objects illuminate the region, creating a truly dramatic scene.

Credit:

Image credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

About the Image

Id:heic1424a
Type:Observation
Release date:6 November 2014, 13:00
Related releases:heic1424
Size:4135 x 4009 px

About the Object

Name:LDN 1551, XZ Tauri
Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Distance:450 light years
Constellation:Taurus
Category:Nebulae
Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 31 38.39
Position (Dec):18° 13' 14.10"
Field of view:3.45 x 3.34 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 29.8° left of vertical

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
625 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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