NASA's JWST captures stunning biopolar jets emanating from young star


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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured a mesmerizing image of bipolar jets, called Herbig-Haro 211, emanating from a young star in constellation Perseus. Located about 1,000 light-years from Earth, the protostar is actively growing by drawing in surrounding gas and dust. Simultaneously, the star is expelling material into space in opposite directions, or the bipolar jets, at "supersonic speeds." Herbig-Haro 211 is among the "youngest and nearest protostellar outflows," making it an ideal target for Webb, notes NASA.