Star formation

Star formation

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Caption: Star formation. Optical image of the young Herbig- Haro object HH-34, the small object at centre with the prominent bright jet and two symmetrical shock waves. The jet is dense gas ejected at high velocity by the new-formed star. HH-34 is 1500 light years from Earth near the Orion nebula. This image was made with the 8.2m Very Large Telescope 'Kueyen' at Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile.

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Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, cosmic, cosmology, evolution, gas, glow, herbig-haro object, hh-34, jet, outburst, protostar, science, star birth, starbirth, stellar formation, symmetry, synchrotron radiation

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