Disk Around Young Star. A View of HH 30

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 (about 64 billion kilometres) 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.


Chris Burrows (STScI), the WFPC2 Science Team and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:9 February 1999, 19:00
Size:335 x 335 px

About the Object

Name:HH 30
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
Distance:450 light years

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