The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an impressive picture of a strange star formation that still astonishes astronomers and scientists decades after its discovery.
The "Little Known Fog" named IRAS 05437 + 2502 was captured in the constellation Taurus near the middle plane of the Milky Way. The boomerang-shaped feature was first discovered in 1983 in a sky scan with infrared light to find new celestial objects that are invisible from the Earth's surface.
READ MORE: Telescope on Earth Captures a Super Sharp Image of Neptune (19659004) "Unlike many Hubble targets, this object has not been studied in detail and its exact nature is unclear," says Space Agency (ESA), which Hubble operates in partnership with NASA.
"At first glance, it seems to be a small, rather isolated region of star formation, and one might assume that the effects of the violent ultraviolet radiation from bright, young stars were probably the cause of the conspicuous forms of the gas."
The Fascinating A cloud of gas and dust surrounding the formation indicates that it may have originated when a young star was ejected from the distant star cluster and hurled around 200,000 km / h through the dusty gas cloud.
Hubble was in to capture the breathtaking formation, as the Space Telescope's [BusinessPlan does not normally allow such spontaneous observations. The image was created from images taken by yellow and near-infrared filters on the spacecraft survey camera.
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