HH 666:射出喷流的船底尘埃柱

2021年12月14日

特色图像显示了哈勃太空望远镜拍摄的船底座星云中的尘埃柱HH 666。有关更多详细信息,请参阅说明。

HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet
Image Credit:
NASA, ESA, Hubble; Processing & Copyright: Mehmet Hakan Özsaraç

Explanation: To some, it may look like a beehive. In reality, the featured image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures a cosmic pillar of dust, over two-light years long, inside of which is Herbig-Haro 666 — a young star emitting powerful jets. The structure lies within one of our galaxy’s largest star forming regions, the Carina Nebula, shining in southern skies at a distance of about 7,500 light-years. The pillar’s layered outline are shaped by the winds and radiation of Carina’s young, hot, massive stars, some of which are still forming inside the nebula. A dust-penetrating view in infrared light better shows the two, narrow, energetic jets blasting outward from a still hidden infant star.

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HH 666:射出喷流的船底尘埃柱
影像提供:
NASA, ESA, Hubble; 影像处理与版权: Mehmet Hakan Özsaraç

说明: 有人认为这个天体形似蜂巢。其实,这张由哈勃太空望远镜拍摄的主题影像,呈现的是一道长达2光年的宇宙尘埃柱,其内的一颗年轻恒星喷出了强大的喷流,激发出赫比格-哈罗天体666 (HH 666)。这个结构体位在我们银河系最大恒星形成区船底大星云之内,远在南天7,500光年之处绽放辉光。这道尘埃柱的层状轮廓,是受到船底座众多的炽热年轻大质量恒星的恒星风和辐射之塑形,而位在星云内的部分恒星,仍处于形成阶段。在能够透视尘埃的红外光段进行观测,可清楚见到二道狭窄的强大喷流,从一颗仍然隐藏的恒星喷出。

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