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I’m amazed we can see this deep into space, let alone explain the gorgeous sight:
1,500 light-years away from Earth and around the Orion Nebula, the Herbig-Haro 34 young object is in its protostar stage. Herbig-Haro 34 is ejecting two large jets that propel a massive miasma of dense gas toward its cosmic neighbors. As for the massive cosmic waterfall in the lefthand corner of this three-color composite, it’s gorgeous, but it’s also unclear what exactly this formation is.
Oh shit, only 1,500 light years away? Nice!