Hubble Finds Young Stars in Cosmic Dance
Depicts: HH 111
Copyright: NASA and B. Reipurth (CASA, Univ. of Colorado)
This composite image, made with two cameras aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows a pair of 12 light-year-long jets of gas blasted into space from a young system of three stars. The jet is seen in visible light, and its dusty disk and stars are seen in infrared light. These stars are located near a huge torus, or donut, of gas and dust from which they formed. This torus is tilted edge-on and can be seen as a dark bar near the bottom of the picture.
Last Update: 1 September 2019