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Jets, bubbles and bursts of light in Taurus – annotated

Jets, bubbles and bursts of light in Taurus – annotated

Date: 05 November 2014
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: LDN 1551, XZ Tauri
Copyright: ESA/Hubble and NASA. Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking view of a multiple star system called XZ Tauri, its neighbour HL Tauri and several nearby young stellar objects. XZ Tauri is blowing a hot bubble of gas into the surrounding space, which is filled with bright and beautiful clumps that are emitting strong winds and jets. These objects illuminate the region, creating a truly dramatic scene.

In this image XZ Tauri, HL Tauri and V1213 Tauri – as well as the Herbig-Haro objects HH 150 and HH 30 associated with the latter two – have been highlighted.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-Apr-2024 01:49 UT

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