Young Stars, Stellar Jets
High-speed outflows of molecular gas from a pair of actively forming
young stars shine in infrared light, revealing themselves in
from the James Webb Space Telescope.
Cataloged as HH (Herbig-Haro) 46/47, the young stars are
lodged within a dark
that is largely opaque when viewed in visible light.
The pair lie at the center of the prominent reddish
in the NIRcam image.
extend for nearly a light-year,
the dark interstellar material.
A tantalizing object to explore with Webb's infrared capabilities, this
young star system
is relatively nearby,
located only some 1,140 light-years distant in the nautical
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
A service of:
& Michigan Tech. U.
Publications with keywords: Herbig-Haro object
Publications with words: Herbig-Haro object