Hubble Image of Stellar Bow Shock (2 of 4)

Resembling a comet streaking across the sky this speedy star is plowing through a region of dense interstellar gas and creating a brilliant arrowhead structure and a trailing tail of glowing gas. The star is one of 14 young runaway stars spotted by the Advanced Camera for Surveys between October 2005 and July 2006. 

Credit:

NASA, ESA and R. Sahai (NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0903c
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 2009, 18:20
Size:341 x 342 px

About the Object

Name:Stellar Bow Shocks
Type:• Milky Way : Star
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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