Herbig-Haro 30

Herbig-Haro 30

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News release ID: STScI-1999-05
Release Date: Feb 9, 1999
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

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 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.


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Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Stars, Stellar Disks, Stellar Jets

Credits

Credit: Chris Burrows (STScI), the WFPC2 Science Team and NASA