Mar 21, 2018

Photos: The violent beauty of Herbig-Haro objects, the eruptions of newly-formed stars

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Today’s (March 21) Google Doodle honors the Mexican astronomer Guillermo Haro, who would have been 105 today.

His signature discovery was the Herbig-Haro object, a celestial phenomenon named after Haro and the American astronomer George Herbig, who was researching the same occurrences at around the same time.

Herbig-Haro objects are jets of gas and other matter erupting from newly formed stars which collide with the gas and dust around them at the speed of several hundreds of kilometers a second.

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