Newborn star (unsuccessfully) plays 'hide-and-seek' in gas cloud

I note this from the article. "The gas of the jet has been ionized until it glows by the radiation of a nearby star, 42 Orionis. This makes it particularly useful to researchers because its outflow remains visible under the ionizing radiation of nearby stars," NASA stated."

Here is another report on 42 Orionis, Young stellar objects & photoevaporating protoplanetary disks in the Orion's sibling NGC 1977.,, 2017. "We present young stellar population in NGC 1977, Orion Nebula's sibling, and the discovery of new photoevaporating protoplanetary disks (proplyds) around a B star, 42 Ori. NGC 1977 (age≲2 Myr) is located at ∼30arcmin north of the Orion Nebula at a distance of ∼400 pc, but it lacks high mass O stars unlike in Orion Nebula Cluster (ONC). Nevertheless, we have identified seven proplyds in vicinity of its most massive star, 42 Ori (B1V). The proplyds show cometary Halpha emission in HST images, with clear ionization front and tails evaporating away from 42 Ori. These are the first proplyds to be found around a B star, while previously known proplyds were found near O stars. The FUV radiation impinging on these proplyds is 10-30 times weaker than that on the proplyds in ONC. We find that observed proplyd sizes are consistent with a model for photoevaporation in weak FUV radiation field. We briefly discuss one of the interesting YSOs found in this lesser-known star forming region in Orion, NGC 1977."

Okay, it should be clear that the jets and *protoplanetary disks* are undergoing *photoevaporation*. Building habitable Earths or exoplanet systems in environments like this seems challenging. Consider a one solar mass star and the MMSN. The postulated protoplanetary disk could be 3,330 earth masses yet undergo evaporation and destruction in stellar nurseries as reported in this article.

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