The Dynamic HH-30 Disk and Jet

These images of HH 30 show changes over only a five-year period in the disk and jets of this newborn star, which is about half a million years old. The pictures were taken between 1995 and 2000 with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2aboard NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Astronomers are interested in the disk because it is probably similar to the one from which the Sun and the planets in our solar system formed.

Credit:

NASA, Alan Watson (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Karl Stapelfeldt (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), John Krist and Chris Burrows (European Space Agency/ Space Telescope Science Institute).

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0032c
Type:Collage
Release date:21 September 2000, 07:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:HH 30
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:450 light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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