The Hubble Space Telescope takes a picture of the Orion constellation that looks like a giant light saber

El telescopio Hubble toma una fotografía de la constelación de Orión que parece una inmensa espada láser

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2 September 2021 22:55 GMT

Hubble’s wide-field camera 3 captures images in both visible and infrared light, allowing astronomers to see objects more clearly through the gas and dust of space.

European Space Agency (ESA) General An amazing photo taken by the Hubble Telescope’s wide field camera 3 this Monday. The picture shows a rare celestial phenomenon that at first glance looks like a large light saber.

This phenomenon is called the Herbig-Harrow object, especially the immortalized one called HH111. According to the ESA, these substances “originate in very special circumstances.”

Newly formed stars (often very active) emit narrow jets of rapidly moving ionized gas, losing electrons to their molecules and atoms. Ionized gas streams collide with newly formed stars with gas and dust clouds at speeds of hundreds of kilometers per second, creating Herbig-Harrow objects.

Hubble’s wide-field camera 3 captures images in both visible and infrared light, allowing astronomers to see objects more clearly through the gas and dust of space.

The telescope, which has been in operation for over 30 years, has made significant strides in the field of space exploration. Will be replaced James Webb, the world’s most powerful new telescope at the end of this year.

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