Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Herbig-Haro 110

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of Herbig-Haro 110, a geyser of hot gas flowing from a newborn star. HH 110 appears different from most other Herbig-Haro objects: in particular, it appears on its own while they usually come in pairs. Astronomers think it may be a continuation of another object called HH 270, after it has been deflected off a dense cloud of gas.

Photo credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage team (STScI/AURA)

Note: For more information, see A Geyser of Hot Gas Flowing From a Star.

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