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Disk Around Young Star. A View of HH 30

Disk Around Young Star. A View of HH 30

Depicts: Herbig-Haro 30, HH 30
Copyright: Chris Burrows (STScI), the WFPC2 Science Team and NASA

This Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) image shows Herbig-Haro 30 (HH 30), the prototype of a young star surrounded by a thin, dark disk and emitting powerful gaseous jets. The disk extends 40 billion miles from left to right in the image, dividing the nebula in two. The central star is hidden from direct view, but its light reflects off the upper and lower surfaces of the disk to produce the pair of reddish nebulae. The gas jets are shown in green.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-May-2024 08:34 UT

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