Herbig-Haro 46/47

Science Animations Video • December 18th, 2003 • ssc2003-06v4

This 18-second animation zooms in on Herbig-Haro 46/47 and its embedded protostar with molecular outflows. Spitzer/IRAC lifts the cosmic veil and transforms the dark and opaque cloud seen at visible light wavelengths to a spectacular view of a previously unseen protostar and its bipolar outflows.

Video Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC/Caltech)