Disk Around Young Star. A View of HH 30

This Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2(WFPC2) image shows Herbig-Haro 30 (HH 30), the prototype of a young star surrounded by a thin, dark disk and emitting powerful gaseous jets. The disk extends 40 billion miles (about 64 billion kilometres) from left to right in the image, dividing the nebula in two. The central star is hidden from direct view, but its light reflects off the upper and lower surfaces of the disk to produce the pair of reddish nebulae. The gas jets are shown in green.

Credit:

Chris Burrows (STScI), the WFPC2 Science Team and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9905j
Type:Observation
Release date:9 February 1999, 19:00
Size:335 x 335 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
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:450 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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