Hubble caught a lion's head-shaped part of a nebula

24/11/2021
Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Bally (University of Colorado at Boulder); Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America)
Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Bally (University of Colorado at Boulder); Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America)

News! Hubble comes up with a gorgeous and a little weird new image ... The Hubble Telescope always surprises us and if it does, think about what the James Webb telescope will do, which will be launched in late December after the last update. And which will perform better than Hubble. But let's go back to Hubble's photo. Above you can see part of a nebula caught in a pose, as if it were a lion roaring into the sky. Even if it has this shape, still a mysterious and beautiful part of the nebula remains. 

This object, part of a nebula captured by Hubble is called: Herbig-Haro, in short HH 45. These objects are either nearly nebulae, or very large and very rare parts of the nebula according to NASA. This HH45 object is part of the 1977 NGC nebula, which is part of a nebula complex. Which nebula complex consists of 3 nebulae. And this complex is also called The Running Man or complex of three nebulae. The three nebulae in this complex are: NGC 1975, NGC 1973, NGC 1977. 

How do they form, like any nebula? 

It doesn't form exactly like a nebula, the formations are a little different. These parts of the nebula form when the gas injected by a newborn star collides with gas and perfume from that place, so when they collide, a shock wave is formed that makes possible the appearance of a strong glow. But this shock wave is formed only when the dust gas collides with hundreds of miles per second and very rarely with a few tens of miles per second (then they are smaller and not so bright). 

However, we must also find out what it means or what component hides each color in the picture above. According to NASA, the colors that the part of the nebula produces are: 

- blue: ionized oxygen; 

- purple: ionized magnesium. The part of the nebula you see in the picture can take light from the nebula or other surrounding stars. This phenomenon often occurs in nebulae. For example, this nebula complex has very little or no light of its own. And where does it get its light from? The most important light sources are: from young stars or from disks trying to form planets around stars. 


If you want to know more about nebulae, you can find out directly from our website: 

- Interview with Claire Andreoli NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center with Bailey Universe about a nebula: https://www.bailey-universe.com/l/answers-to-the-questions-of-the-hole-of-a-nebula/ 

- information about nebulae: https://www.bailey-universe.com/l/en-nebulae/

In short, we can say that Hubble made an extraordinary image with a spectacular shape. 

We wish Hubble continued success with the new discoveries, as well as NASA and all those working for these discoveries. 

Credit: Main Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Bally (University of Colorado at Boulder); Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America)
Credit: Main Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Bally (University of Colorado at Boulder); Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America)

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 24 November 2021, at 11:04 am Los Angeles time

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