Time-lapse of HH 47 Jet (Annotated)

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Duration: 4 seconds

A long jet of material has burst out of a dark cloud of gas and dust that hides a newly formed star. The blue, fan-shaped region on the left is the edge of a cavity illuminated by the fledgling star. A massive clump of jet material collides with upstream gas, creating the white bow-shaped shock wave on the right.

Bow Shocks, Emission Nebulas, HD Video, Nebulas, Scientific Visualizations, Stars, Stellar Jets


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

Publication: August 31, 2011

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