The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 29th anniversary, and on this occasion, this breathtaking shot of the Crab Nebula was needed. The NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope was launched on April 24, 1990. It has taken pictures of the universe that not only provided valuable material for scientific research, but also opened the space for the general public.
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The Hubble Space Telescope has delivered some of the most iconic images in our universe that resonate for both their scientific and aesthetic value. Every year, the telescope celebrates its birthday with a beautiful image that inspires and inspires. For the 29th Birthday dedicated to the Hubble the southern crab nebula.
This image of the Southern Crab was taken on April 24, 1990 on the occasion of its 29th anniversary. It shows the results of two excellent companions in a gravitational waltz several thousand light-years from Earth: https://t.co/T0EnIkXUo6 pic.twitter.com/uUiV8IMip9
– Hubble (@NASAHubble) 18 April 2019 [19659006TwoStarsMeet
The unusual hourglass formation is created by the interaction of a star pair in the middle. The unusual pairing consists of a red giant and a white dwarf. The red giant star peels off its outer layers before entering the final phase of its life as a white dwarf. Part of its spilling material is pulled in the direction of the gravity of its companion stars.
If enough material is picked up by the white dwarf, it will be ejected outward on an outbreak. At some point, the Red Giant will end his deposition and the process will change. Before this happens, however, there are likely to be more outbreaks that can lead to other more complicated structures.
Observations reveal fog secrets
Astronomers have for some time assumed that the nebula was an ordinary star. In 1989, however, it was observed by telescopes at the La Silla Observatory of the European Southern Observatory. These images revealed a crab-shaped mist of gas and dust. Only when Hubble watched the Southern Crab in 1998 did one see the complete formation. These images enabled the scientists to understand the nested formation of the stars.
Astronomers can estimate from the images of the Hubble telescope that the astrological activity that gave the mist its unusual shape occurred twice in the recent astrobiological past. The southern crab mist is not to be confused with the crab nebula, which occurs in the constellation of the bull . Another shot of the Southern Crab Nebula seems to be the perfect way to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Hubble telescope more than twenty years since the unusual star formation was captured.
The Hubble Space Telescope opens the universe to a variety of audiences through a highly detailed website that includes podcasts, videos, and images. Fans of the telescope can go through the extensive archive of images produced by the telescope and learn more about his intensive research projects.