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Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Karl Stapelfeldt (GSFC), B. Stecklum and A. Choudhary (Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015: A helical reflection nebula surrounds young star V1331 Cyg, which lies in the dark cloud LDN 981 (Lynds 981). Usually, dust from…Read More »

the circumstellar disc and the envelope surrounding it obscures our view of a young star. In the case of V1331 Cyg, our position allows us to look almost directly at one of the star's poles. We are looking into a jet expelled by the star that clears the dust, producing this unobstructed view. Image released March 2, 2015.

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