Bow Shock Around Young Star
This image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows a bow shock around a very young star, LL Ori. The bow shock shows where the star's heliosphere collides with the interstellar medium. Our star, the Sun, is also surrounded by a heliosphere.
The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore conducts Hubble science operations. STScI is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., in Washington.