Hubble Sees a Star Called HBC 672 and the Bat Shadow - Nasa daily picture for July 13 (2020)

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 HBC 672

Astronomers using a previously captured Hubble imagery spotted a remarkable image of a young star's unseen, planet-forming disk casting a huge shadow across a more distant cloud in a star-forming region. The star is called HBC 672, and the shadow feature was nicknamed the "Bat Shadow" because it resembles a pair of wings. The nickname turned out to be unexpectedly appropriate, because now those "wings" appear to be flapping!

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI



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