Astronomers using ALMA have imaged the episodic outflow of a young protostar known as CARMA-7. The twin jets — each nearly 2.46 trillion kilometers long — have distinct gaps, revealing that the star is growing by fits-and-starts.
Credit: Credit: B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); A. Plunkett et al.; ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ)
Technical Details Telescope: ALMA Band: ALMA 6 Date: 2014-03-22T08:59:09.840000 Center: RA: 18:30:04.11, Dec: 2:00:12.18 Field of View: 0.48 x 1.8 arcminutes