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Chandra’s image of DG Tau
Chandra’s image of DG Tau reveals the first double-sided X-ray jet ever detected from a young star. The jet, which runs from the top left to the bottom right, extends about 70 billion miles away from the star. Scientists think that a similar jet may have been launched from our young Sun and could have had a significant impact on the early solar system.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/ETH Zuerich/M.Guedel et al.)

Illustration of DG Tau
This artist's impression shows a close-up view of the young star DG Tau. The star is in the center of the illustration, surrounded by a large disk of cool gas, shown in orange and red. Material flows onto the star via thin streams shown in yellow, and high energy jets flowing away from the star are depicted in light blue.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

DG Tau with Scale Bar

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