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#astarisborn 🙂 #Repost @nasa with @get_repost
Our @NASAHubble Space Telescope captured the smoking gun of a newborn star! ⭐️ Stars are born in dark clouds of gas and dust. But star formation is an energetic process, and newly-formed stars can send out a brilliant display of lights called Herbig-Haro objects. These objects form as jets of hot gas spewed by the newborn star collide with the surrounding matter at high speeds.
In this image, these five objects can be seen at the top center as bright blue streaks traveling away from the star that created them at 150,000 miles per hour, towards the upper left. Since Hubble's launch and deployment in April 1990, our view of the universe and our place within it has never been the same.
Credit: @EuropeanSpaceAgency /Hubble/NASA & K. Stapelfeldt
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