Jet from Young Star

Tip to tip, this jet spans slightly more than a light-year. The fountainhead of this structure - the young star - lies midway between the jet, and is hidden from view behind a dark cloud of dust. The nearly symmetrical blobs of gas at either end are where the jet has slammed into interstellar gas.

Credit:

J. Hester (Arizona State University), the WFPC 2 Investigation Definition Team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9524c1
Type:Observation
Release date:6 June 1995, 20:00
Size:1598 x 1598 px

About the Object

Name:HH 1, HH 2
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
• X - Stars Images/Videos

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