This 18-second animation zooms in on Herbig-Haro 46/47 and its embedded protostar with molecular outflows. Spitzer/IRAC lifts the cosmic veil and transforms the dark and opaque cloud seen at visible light wavelengths to a spectacular view of a previously unseen protostar and its bipolar outflows.
Vela (the Sails)
1,140 light-years (350 parsecs)
HH 46/47, Herbig-Haro 46/47
Protostar with outflows, Star forming region
*RA: *08h25m43.90s *Dec: *-51d00m36.00s
NASA Releases Dazzling Images from New Space Telescope [ http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/releases/ssc2003-06/release.shtml ]