Hubble Heritage Project's First Anniversary. A View of HH 32

HH 32 is an excellent example of a 'Herbig-Haro object', which is formed when young stars eject jets of material back into interstellar space. This object, about 1,000 light-years from Earth, is somewhat older than Hubble's variable nebula, and the wind from the bright central star has already cleared much of the dust out of the central region, thus exposing the star to direct view.

Many young stars, like the central object in HH 32, are surrounded by disks of gas and dust that form as additional material is attracted gravitationally from the surrounding nebula.

Credit:

NASA/ESA/The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9935a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 October 1999, 18:00
Size:843 x 843 px

About the Object

Name:HH 32
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:950 light years
Constellation:Aquila

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673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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