Pan: Leaving on a jet

The kind of stars that form here are so massive that they will end their lives as destructive supernovae. However, even as they form they greatly impact their surroundings. At least one B-type star — the second most massive type — lurks within the region pictured here, and a powerful protostellar jet that it is launching towards us is the source of the spectacular light show. The image was taken with the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), which is mounted on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and the region G35.2-0.7N lies around 7200 light-years from Earth in the constellation Aquila.


ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Fedriani, J. Tan, N. Bartmann
Music: Stellardrone - Ascent

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Release date:2 October 2023, 06:00
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