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Uploaded on Jul 20, 2011
When it comes to big-budget action movies, Rice University astronomer Patrick Hartigan prefers Hubble to Hollywood.
Using Hubble Space Telescope images collected over the past 17 years, Hartigan has created short movies that offer astronomers their first glimpse of the fluid dynamics that occur in stellar jets, huge gouts of gas and particles that spew from the poles of newborn stars.