Jet from Young Star
Depicts: HH-1, HH-2
Copyright: J. Hester (Arizona State University), the WFPC 2 Investigation Definition Team, and NASA
Tip to tip, this jet spans slightly more than a light-year. The fountainhead of this structure -- the young star -- lies midway between the jet, and is hidden from view behind a dark cloud of dust. The nearly symmetrical blobs of gas at either end are where the jet has slammed into interstellar gas.
Last Update: 1 September 2019