Jets from Young Stars (HH-47)

Resembling the vertebrae of an imaginary space alien, this one-half light-year long jet of gas has burst out of a dark cloud of gas and dust which hides the newly forming star located in the lower left corner of the image.


J. Morse (STScI), and NASA/ESA Co-investigators: B. Reipurth (European Southern Observ.), S. Heathcote (Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observ.), P. Hartigan (Rice Univ.), J. Bally (Univ. of Colorado), R. Schwartz (Univ. of Missouri), J. Stone (Univ. of Maryland)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:6 June 1995, 20:00
Size:674 x 708 px

About the Object

Name:HH 47
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
Distance:1400 light years

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