HH-30 - stellar disc and jet motion

This Hubble Space Telescope image reveals unprecedented detail in a newly forming star called HH-30. Exposures taken a year apart show the motion of high speed blobs of gas (arrows) that are being ejected from the star at a half-million miles per hour (about 800 thousand kilometres per hour).


C. Burrows (STScI & ESA), the WFPC 2 Investigation Definition Team, NASA, K. Stapelfeldt (JPL), A Watson (LowellObservatory)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:6 June 1995, 20:00
Size:751 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:HH 30
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
Distance:450 light years

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