Jet from Young Star

This arrowhead structure is a classic bowshock pattern produced when high-speed material encounters a slower-speed medium. Young stellar jets were discovered 20 years ago, in part due to visible-light observations of bright patches of nebulosity (called Herbig-Haro objects), which appear to be moving away from associated protostars.


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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:6 June 1995, 20:00
Size:230 x 268 px

About the Object

Name:HH 1, HH 2
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet

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