About the Image
- NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Bourke (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) & c2d Legacy Team
About the Object
- BHR 71
- Star > Evolutionary Stage > Protostar
- Star > Evolutionary Stage > Young Stellar Object
- Star > Circumstellar Material > Outflow
- Nebula > Type > Star Formation
- Nebula > Type > Jet
- Nebula > Appearance > Dark > Molecular Cloud
- 600 Light Years
|Infrared||3.6 µm||Spitzer IRAC|
|Infrared||4.5 µm||Spitzer IRAC|
|Infrared||8.0 µm||Spitzer IRAC|
Spitzer Infrared Image of BHR 71
Two rambunctious young stars are destroying their natal dust cloud with powerful jets of radiation, in an infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The stars are located approximately 600 light-years away in a cosmic cloud called BHR 71.
IIn infrared light, the baby stars are shown as the bright yellow smudges toward the center. Both of these yellow spots have wisps of green shooting out of them. The green wisps reveal the beginning of a jet. Like a rainbow, the jet begins as green, then transitions to orange, and red toward the end.
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