Bow shock in stellar jet HH 47

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This video shows a close-up of a bow shock in Herbig-Haro object HH 47, a jet expelled from a newborn star in the southern constellation of Vela. Bow shocks like this are similar to the bow wave caused by a boat moving through water. They are produced by fast-moving material from the star colliding with slower-moving material.

The video was made by stitching together observations of HH 47 made in 1994, 1999 and 2008.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, P. Hartigan (Rice University), G. Bacon (STScI)

About the Video

Id:heic1113c
Release date:31 August 2011, 15:00
Related releases:heic1113
Duration:04s

About the Object

Name:HH 47
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
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