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Hubble Movies Provide Unprecedented View of Supersonic Jets from Young Stars

2 Sep 2011, 22:27 UTC
Hubble Movies Provide Unprecedented View of Supersonic Jets from Young Stars
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Fun bit of Astro 14 yr time lapse. This is Not Computer fluid dynamics modeling but OBSERVED data. So HST has done TWO movies?? This one and the Crab nebula, are there any others??? –Ben Hubble Movies Provide Unprecedented View of Supersonic Jets from Young Stars Stars aren’t shy about sending out birth announcements. They [...]

Fun bit of Astro 14 yr time lapse.
This is Not Computer fluid dynamics modeling but OBSERVED data.
So HST has done TWO movies??
This one and the Crab nebula, are there any others???
–Ben
Hubble Movies Provide Unprecedented View of Supersonic Jets from Young Stars
Stars aren’t shy about sending out birth announcements. They fire off energetic jets of glowing gas traveling at supersonic speeds in opposite directions through space.
Although astronomers for decades have looked at still pictures of stellar jets, they now can watch movies of them, thanks to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
A diverse team of scientists led by astronomer Patrick Hartigan of Rice University in Houston, Texas, has collected enough high-resolution Hubble images over a 14-year period to stitch together time-lapse movies of young jets ejected from three stars…
…Hartigan and his colleagues used the Wide Field Planetary Camera ...

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