The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered deep in space a jellyfish-like star located in the Orion constellation.
The Space Telescope shot the image of the star, known as NGC 2022, a so-called "red" giant, "which shows the old star expanding to a size larger than our sun.
" If stars as the sun ages, they expand and glow red, "Hubble representatives wrote in a statement." These so-called red giants then begin to lose their outer layers of material into space. More than half of the mass of such a star can be dropped in this way and forms a shell of surrounding gas. At the same time, the core of the star shrinks and gets hotter by emitting ultraviolet light that makes the emitted gases glow. "
NASA SEEES MYSTERIOUS GALACTIC JELLY FISH IN SPACE
"The star is visible in the globe [center] and shines through the gases he had previously captured most of his star life," they added. 19659003] The core of NGC 2022 is in the middle of the picture and shines bright yellow-orange. The gas layers emit pink and purple wavelengths detected by the Hubble.
The star is known as a planetary nebula (a name that astronomers gave to these types of celestial bodies in the 17th and 18th centuries), though he had nothing to do with planets. "The name derives from the rounded, planet-like appearance of these objects in early telescopes," it continues.
The picture was released on August 12th.
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