The Hubble telescope captured a stunning photo of the Orion Nebula
The James Webb Space Telescope has received a great reception from scientists, astronomers and space enthusiasts due to the colorful images it has captured for several weeks, but that does not mean that the Hubble has been left in the past. In fact, this is quite the opposite since a few days ago she managed to capture an image of the Orion Nebula that left experts impressed.
NASA’s new “toy” has received a lot of praise lately, especially after it was able to capture several full-color images of galaxies, constellations and other star formations that are much more detailed than Hubble. However, the old telescope is still just as important as the new acquisition.
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Through its social networks and its web portal, NASA has shared an impressive shot of the Orion Nebula captured by the Hubble telescope, the closest star formation region to Earth. But it is not a regular image but a highly artistic one since it seems to be taken from an abstract art museum.
As if it were a watercolor painting, Hubble Telescope Features Vibrant Cloudscape that exists in the territory surrounding the Herbig-Haro object HH 505 in a remote corner of the Orion Nebula about 1,000 light-years from Earth, according to a statement from NASA and the European Space Agency, which operate the observatory.
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Herbig-Haro objects are bright clouds around infant stars. Such newborn stars can spew out violent stellar winds or fast-moving jets of ionized gas, which can create celestial shock waves when they collide with nearby gas and dust. These reactions cause the waves and colors shown in the photograph to be produced.
This latest Hubble photo is more than just a reminder of how intriguing and amazing space can be, and also to make it clear that the telescope still has quite a bit of life. The details shown in the image may not be as intricate as those captured by James Webb, but they still provide plenty of data for astronomers to review and study.