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October 7, 1999 12:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-35

Hubble Heritage Project's First Anniversary

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Hubble Heritage Project's First Anniversary

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To mark the first anniversary of the Hubble Heritage Project, we present four NASA 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.

Object Names: HH 32, Hubble's Variable Nebula, NGC 2346, NGC 2440

Image Type: Astronomical

Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI).

NEWS RELEASE IMAGES

The above montage includes these images:

Herbig Haro 32: Jets of Material Ejected From a Young Star Image Type: Astronomical Herbig Haro 32: Jets of Material Ejected From  a Young StarPRC1999-35 Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261) Image Type: Astronomical Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261)PRC1999-36 NGC 2346 Image Type: Astronomical NGC 2346PRC1999-37 NGC 2440 Image Type: Astronomical NGC 2440PRC1999-38

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