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Hubble Catches Jets, Bubbles, Bursts of Light in Taurus | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Hubble Catches Jets, Bubbles, Bursts of Light in Taurus

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking view of a multiple star system called XZ Tauri, its neighbor HL Tauri, and several nearby young stellar objects. XZ Tauri is blowing a hot bubble of gas into the surrounding space, which is filled with bright and beautiful clumps that are emitting strong winds and jets. These objects illuminate the region, creating a truly dramatic scene.


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Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA; acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt


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Taken on November 6, 2014