Hubble Image of Stellar Bow Shock (4 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:opo0903e
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 2009, 18:20
Size:422 x 422 px

About the Object

Name:Stellar Bow Shocks
Type:Milky Way : Star
Category:Stars

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Colours & filters

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

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