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August 31, 2011 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-20

Hubble Movies Provide Unprecedented View of Supersonic Jets from Young Stars

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Video: New Details Emerge About the Birth of Young Stars -- Narrated

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New details about how the birth of young stars occurs are discovered by astronomers using a trio of tools. Hubble images taken over a span of 14 years are used to create a movie of the event. Laser experiments recreating the energy coming from a star hitting material shows how stellar jets interact with their surroundings. And finally, numerical simulations help scientists understand the physics of what's going on.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Estacion (STScI)

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