Field of Science


Herbig-Haro 502

Hubble's view deep inside the Orion Nebula reveals the colorful but turbulent early stages of a young star's life as it ejects material at shock wave speeds into the surrounding gas and dust of the nebula, creating a Herbig-Haro object denoted by curved bow shock features to the lower-left and upper-right and a narrow jet extending from the star itself.
Herbig-Haro 502Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA