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An infrared image of bipolar jets ejected from the young protostar, HH211, which may be the smallest mass object known to have such jets - it is only 50 times the mass of Jupiter. The object itself is still heavily obscured by surrounding dust and is not visible in this image, but is located at the position of the black circle midway in the center of the image. Blue corresponds to shocked molecular hydrogen gas; red is shocked iron, sulfur and dust.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
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