Hen 2-90

This Hubble picture shows a centrally bright object with jets, appearing like strings of beads, emanating from both sides of center. (The other streaks of light running diagonally from He2-90 are artificial effects of the telescope's optical system.) Each jet possesses at least six bright clumps of gas, which are speeding along at rates estimated to be at least 375, 000 miles an hour (600, 000 kilometers an hour).

Credit:

NASA/ESA, Raghvendra Sahai (NASA/ESA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Lars-Ake Nyman (European Southern Observatory, Chile & Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden).

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0024b
Type:Observation
Release date:31 August 2000, 07:00
Size:1350 x 368 px

About the Object

Name:Hen 2-90
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
Distance:6500 light years
Category:Miscellaneous
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