Newborn Star

August 20, 2013 - 10:36 AM
This image made available by the European Southern Observatory on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 using radio and visible light frequencies shows the Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47. The orange and green, lower right, of the newborn star reveal a large energetic jet moving away from the Earth, which in the visible is hidden by dust and gas. To the left, in pink and purple, the visible part of the jet is seen, streaming partly towards the Earth. Astronomers say these illuminated jets from the newborn star are spewing out faster than ever measured before and are more energetic than previously thought. (AP Photo/ESO/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/H. Arce, Bo Reipurth)