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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: HH 2 Video (Non-annotated)

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With images taken by Hubble in 1994, 1997, and 2007, this movie shows how the clumpy gas in the jets is moving at different speeds. When fast-moving blobs "rear-end" slower gas, bow shocks arise as the material heats up.

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

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HH 47 Jet Video (Annotated) Running Time: 4 seconds
HH 47 Jet Video (Non-annotated) Running Time: 4 seconds
HH 47 Bow Shock Video (Annotated) Running Time: 4 seconds
HH 34 Jet Video (Non-annotated) Running Time: 4 seconds
HH 34 Jet Video (Annotated) Running Time: 4 seconds
HH 34 Jet (Non-annotated) Running Time: 4 seconds
HH 34 Bow Shock Video (Annotated) Running Time: 4 seconds
HH 2 Video (Annotated) Running Time: 4 seconds
HH 2 Video (Non-annotated) Running Time: 4 seconds
HH 1 Video (Annotated) Running Time: 4 seconds
HH 1 Video (Non-annotated) Running Time: 4 seconds