Release 290 of 1,136

NASA's Hubble Views a Cosmic Skyrocket

Release date: Jul 3, 2012 9:00 AM (EDT)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

Resembling a Fourth of July skyrocket, Herbig-Haro 110 is a geyser of hot gas from a newborn star that splashes up against and ricochets from the dense core of a cloud of molecular hydrogen. This image was taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys in 2004 and 2005 and the Wide Field Camera 3 in April 2011.