HH 666


Herbig Haro 666 is a young star that is shooting out narrow jets of material in opposite directions. The jets are a byproduct of material from a surrounding cloud of dust and gas falling onto to the star which is heated and then escaping along the star’s spin axis at over 300,000 km/h. HH 666 is deep within the obscuring cloud of when viewed in visible light. In an infrared view the cloud mostly disappears, revealing the stars within and the jets extending for more than a light-year.

Video Credit: NASA / ESA / STScI

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