Space telescope captures a newborn star
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The James Webb Space Telescope showed The first images of a young star spewing orange and blue dust, creating an hourglass shape around it. It is specified that this finding gives rise to studies that investigate how our own solar system had been created.

The young star, known as protostar L1527, only 100,000 years old and it is in the earliest phase of star formation, it is not yet capable of generating its own energy.

It should be noted that multicolored clouds They are only visible in infrared the phenomenon had never been observed before using the near infrared camera (NIRCam).

In published images, the star is seen to be obscured in darkness by the edge of a rotating disk of gas at the neck of the particular clock it forms. Light spills from the top and bottom of the disk, illuminating the hourglass-shaped clouds. This black disk, the size of our solar system, will feed the protostar in order for it to reach “the threshold for nuclear fusion to begin,” they detailed in the report.

The clouds are created by material ejected from the star colliding with surrounding matter. The color is due to the composition of the powdertherefore, the thinnest is in the blue parts and the thickest forms the orange parts.

The protostar is observed in the Taurus molecular cloud, where hundreds of nearly formed stars lie some 430 light-years from Earth.

The study is carried out with the james webb telescope, which is considered to be the most powerful ever built before. Scientists intend to study both the life cycle of stars and exoplanets, that is, planets located outside Earth’s solar system.

(With information from Sputnik World)

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