Hubble Heritage Project's First Anniversary

To mark the first anniversary of the Hubble Heritage Project, we present four NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images of nebulae surrounding stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. Two of these Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 images (Herbig Haro 32 and Hubble's Variable Nebula) show interstellar gas and dust around young stars at the beginning of their lives, and two more (NGC 2346 and NGC 2440) show gas ejected from old stars that are nearing the end of theirs. Remarkably, in spite of the completely different evolutionary stages, the nebulae have more striking features in common, including evidence of diametrically opposed gas ejections from both the young and old stars.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9935b
Type:Collage
Release date:7 October 1999, 18:00
Size:307 x 307 px

About the Object

Name:HH 32, IRAS 07068-0043, IRAS 07396-1805, NGC 2346, NGC 2440, Variable Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
SII
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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