The space observatory literally took a dazzling picture of two bright young stars in the famous nebula.
The Hubble Space Telescope continues to observe the cosmos and pleases with new images. The European Space Agency has published his new work – an image of a pair of dazzlingly bright young stars surrounded by gas clouds in the Orion Nebula, not far from us, writes Space.
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A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows two very bright stars, which are young stars several million years old. A larger star, called V 372 Orionis, is visible in the foreground, and its companion is visible in the upper left corner of the new image.
Both stars are surrounded by gas clouds, which will also soon have new stars, because the Orion Nebula, which is at a distance of about 1450 light years from us, is a region of space with the rapid formation of such objects. Smaller stars are also visible next to the two brightest stars in this image, and the entire space around them is the “home” for the appearance of future stars.
If you look closely at the pair of main stars in this image, you can see four bands that radiate in different directions from the stars themselves. Such bands arise due to the peculiarities of the passage of light through the mirrors of the Hubble telescope.
According to scientists from the European Space Agency, the new image was taken using two instruments of the Hubble telescope – Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3. To create such a stunning image, scientists used data that was obtained both in the infrared and in the optical range. wavelengths of light to see all the details of a given region of the Orion Nebula.
According to astronomers, the star V 372 Orionis is an irregular variable star that belongs to a special class of such objects called Orionic variables. These stars, among other features, also often change their brightness. Such stars are often associated with diffuse nebulae (light-emitting nebulae, which is the Orion Nebula) and V 372 Orionis is no exception, which is surrounded by inhomogeneous gas and dust.
As Focus has already written , the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of the red nebula . Only part of the Soul Nebula is visible in the new Space Telescope image, but it looks like a holiday decoration.
Focus also wrote that NASA wants to extend the life of the 33-year-old Hubble telescope and for this they decided to put the space telescope into a higher orbit using private spacecraft.
Focus has already reported that astronomers have detected “afternoon burps” from young stars in the Orion Nebula . Through thick clouds of gas and dust, scientists were able to see the bursts of radiation that come from young stars as they gain mass.