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Hubble Movies of Supersonic Jets from Young Stars

August 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Stellar jets HH 47, HH 34 and HH 2. Image credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Hartigan (Rice University)

Stellar jets HH 47, HH 34 and HH 2. Image credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Hartigan (Rice University)

Stars  aren’t shy about sending out birth announcements. They fire off  energetic jets of glowing gas travelling at supersonic speeds in  opposite directions through space.

Although  astronomers have looked at still pictures of stellar jets for decades,  now they can watch movies, thanks to the NASA/ESA Hubble Space  Telescope.

 

 

 

Full Story: http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1113/

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