A Newborn Star

eso1336aYoung stars are violent objects that eject material that can travel as fast as one million km/h. When that material collides with surrounding gas, it glows, creating what astronomers refer to as a Herbig-Haro object. This example is named Herbig-Haro 46/47. It’s about 1400 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails).

Image Credit: ESO

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