NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a mysterious explosion, and it has now been revealed to be a newborn star located more than 9,000 light-years away.
The Hubble Space Telescope continues to amaze us. The telescope once again enchanted us with a mysterious image it took. It turned out to be a bright newborn star, surrounded by a veil of dense gas and dust. ‘IRAS 05506+2414’, the young star captured by the Hubble telescope, is located nearly 9,000 light-years away in the constellation of Taurus. The image was taken using the telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). This young object is believed to be an example of a violent explosion caused by the disruption of a massive young galaxy.
As reported by Scitechdaily, twin outflows of gas and dust from a young star are formed from the spinning disks of material around it. “In the case of IRAS 05506+2414, however, a fan-like nebula of material spreads at speeds of up to 350 kilometers per second (780,000 miles per hour) from the center of this image,” the report says.
Astronomers can measure the speed of material rushing out of the star, but it’s difficult to measure how far the star is from Earth by a single observation.
Not just this newborn star, but last month the Hubble Telescope caught a bright red supergiant “Betelgeuse” that was slowly recovering after physically blowing its top off in 2019. The star has lost a significant portion of its visible surface, which is a huge deal. surface mass induced ejection (SME) This had never happened before, says Andrea Dupree of the Harvard and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
“Never before has a massive mass ejection from the stellar surface been seen. We’re in a situation that we don’t fully understand.” As shared by NASA, “Betelgeuse appears as a brilliant ruby-red twinkling spot of light in the upper-right corner of the winter constellation Orion the Hunter.”