Punching Above Its Weight, a Brown Dwarf Launches a Parsec-Scale Jet

The HH 1165 jet launched by a brown dwarf in the outer periphery of the sigma Ori cluster. Traced by emission from singly ionized sulfur, which appears green in the image, the jet extends 0.7 light years (equivalent to 0.2 parsecs) northwest of the brown dwarf.

Credit:

César Briceño and SOAR/NOAO/AURA/NSF

About the Image

Id:noao1701a
Type:Observation
Release date:May 17, 2017
Related releases:noao1701
Size:1480 x 1416 px

About the Object

Name:HH 1165
Category:Nebulae

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