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Zooming in on the Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47

9 March, 2017 / Read time: 1 minute

This zoom sequence starts with a wide view of the southern Milky Way and then closes in on a rich region of dark clouds and young stars in the constellation of Vela (The Sails). One of these dark star-forming clouds features the Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47 where jets from a young star are colliding with the surrounding material. This object was the target of a study using ALMA during the Early Science phase.

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)