NASA has shared a stunningly colorful image showing a region in space where newborn stars are taking shape. It’s dotted with reds and yellows, with twinkling stars that coat the region like diamonds and sparkle as the sun’s rays penetrate them. The US space agency said this colorful star-forming region looks a bit like a seasonal cosmic brew. The region gets its warm color because gas and dust particles sparkle brightly in “this stellar nursery,” said NASA. The picture was taken by NASA’s Hubble Telescope.
The Hubble telescope has observed space much more closely than any other device for the past 30 years. The Hubble Telescope was launched in 1990 as a collaboration between NASA and ESA and has made more than 1.3 million observations to date.
“PUMPKIN SPACE> PUMPKIN SPICE” was the title of NASA’s entry, referring to the popular Starbucks brew.
NASA added that this region is similar to the Orion Nebula, one of the most famous star-forming regions, but further from Earth. It is estimated to be around 13,000 light years from Earth.
The Orion Nebula, the closest star-forming region to Earth, is 1,500 light-years away. It can be seen with the naked eye.
A few days ago NASA shared an image of two strange galaxies locked in a cosmic dance about 220 million light years away from Earth. The picture was taken by the Hubble telescope. In the post, NASA said that the gravitational pull between the two galaxies will eventually cause the smaller galaxy to either be thrown into space or consumed by the larger one.
On another occasion, the Hubble Telescope had found six early galaxies of massive size that were “dead” when the universe was about three billion years old. These galaxies had run out of cold hydrogen, the fuel for star formation. NASA said that these galaxies had no fuel to form stars, they were “running empty”.