The Multiple Star System of HH 111

A trio of newborn stars, 1,400 light-years away are taking part in a complex dance, as revealed by recent NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations. As shown in this diagram, two are now closely embracing each other, while the third has parted from their company. These stars are located near a huge torus, or donut, of gas and dust from which they formed.

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About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0005b
Type:Artwork
Release date:16 March 2000, 07:00
Size:525 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:HH 111
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:1400 light years


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