Hubble Finds Young Stars in Cosmic Dance

This composite image, made with two cameras aboard NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a pair of 12 light-year-long jets of gas blasted into space from a young system of three stars. The jet is seen in visible light, and its dusty disk and stars are seen in infrared light. These stars are located near a huge torus, or donut, of gas and dust from which they formed. This torus is tilted edge-on and can be seen as a dark bar near the bottom of the picture.


NASA/ESA and B. Reipurth (CASA, Univ. of Colorado)

About the Image

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Release date:16 March 2000, 07:00
Size:1142 x 2880 px

About the Object

Name:HH 111
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
Distance:1400 light years

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Position (RA):5 51 44.94
Position (Dec):2° 48' 32.43"
Field of view:0.38 x 0.97 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 82.7° left of vertical

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