Bow shock in stellar jet HH 34

This video shows a close-up of a bow shock in Herbig-Haro object HH 34, a jet expelled from a newborn star in the constellation of Orion. Bow shocks like this are similar to the bow wave caused by a boat moving through water. They are produced by fast-moving material from the star colliding with slower-moving material.

The video was made by stitching together observations of HH 34 made in 1994, 1998 and 2007.


NASA, ESA, P. Hartigan (Rice University), G. Bacon (STScI)

About the Video

Release date:31 August 2011, 15:00
Related releases:heic1113
Duration:04 s

About the Object

Name:HH 34
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet



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