March 1, 2024

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James Webb captures a photo of a star shooting out giant jets of gas

James Webb captures a photo of a star shooting out giant jets of gas

Every week, the James Webb Space Telescope brings us new images of space that surprise us and bring us a little closer to what is happening in the infinity of the universe. We said a few days ago that this tool has identified the atmosphere it contains Methane gas and water vapor On the exoplanet WASP-80 b, which is an important discovery for discovering new worlds similar to ours.

Now, James Webb appears a star is born, Which is likely 50 thousand years old, and which emits giant jets of gas. This image may be the closest to seeing the formation of our sun more than 4.6 billion years ago.

The brilliance of a protostar HH212 It can’t really be seen because it’s hidden inside a dense rotating disc of gas and dust, but James Webb managed to capture the reddish-pink jets shooting in opposite polar directions.

These emissions are the means by which a star is created Regulates your birth The reddish color indicates the presence of molecular hydrogen, which is two hydrogen atoms bonded together.

As the BBC explains, shock waves move through the emissions, activating them and Making it shine brightly In this web image, which was captured at the infrared wavelength of 2.12 microns.

HH212 is located approx 1,300 light years from Earth, in Orion, near the three bright stars that form the famous “belt.” “We think they are jets and emissions, and as all the material contracts, the magnetic fields come together and then some of the material that comes through the disk is caught in the magnetic fields and expelled through the poles,” Professor Mark Macogrian, a scientific advisor to the European Space Agency (ESA), told the BBC: “That’s why we call these structures bipolar.”

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In the picture illustrating this news you can see those Left and right planes. These are symmetrical structures except for the shock arch on the right. Astronomers have been studying HH212 for 30 years and taking images to see how it evolves, so we will continue to monitor its growth soon.