These two cosmic jets beam outward at over 100,000 miles per hour
from a newborn star in a galaxy near you. Constructed from Hubble Space
Telescope image data, the stunning scene spans about half a light-year
across Herbig-Haro 24 (HH 24), some 1,300 light-years or 400 parsecs
away in the stellar nurseries of the Orion B molecular cloud complex.
Hidden from direct view, HH 24's central protostar is surrounded by
cold dust and gas flattened into a rotating accretion disk. As material
from the disk falls toward the young stellar object it heats up.
Opposing jets are blasted out along the system's rotation axis. Cutting
through the region's interstellar matter, the narrow, energetic jets
produce a series of glowing shock fronts along their path.Source