This week’s image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the dramatic and energetic jets spewed by a young star, forming a weak structure called the Herbig-Haro object.
The image shows HH34, which is located 1,250 light-years away in the Orion Nebula. The Orion Nebula is a site of active star formation and because it is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye, it is often studied to learn about star formation, according to a digitaltrend report. .
The Herbig-Haro object is formed when a young and particularly energetic star ejects particles of ionized gas in epic jets. These jets typically shoot from opposite sides of the star to illuminate gas and dust around them that glow in beautiful colours. These jets are so powerful that they can travel hundreds of miles per second, causing It means that they spread beyond the star and form these long, thin shapes that can be seen from great distances.
And these things can change quickly over short periods of time too, just as this happened. “Herbig-Haro objects are seen to evolve and change significantly in just a few years, and this specific object called HH34 was previously captured by Hubble,” Hubble scientists wrote. between 1994 and 2007, and again in great detail in 2015.”
And if you look at the previous image of HH34 that was taken in 2015, you can see how the object has changed in a few years since then, and most astronomical objects such as stars tend to change over thousands of years or more, so seeing an object that changes very quickly is important. rare.
By looking at things like HH34, astronomers can learn about star formation and the energy flows they can release, and this topic will be studied in greater depth using the James Webb Space Telescope, which is able to look through dust clouds surrounding newly born stars using special infrared instruments. Doing, to monitor newborns closely.
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