The "Space Butterfly" is a beautiful red mist of gas and dust that glides aimlessly through the void of space. Officially named W40, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope saw the butterfly about 1,400 light years from Earth – about 8,230,075.500 million miles of fog are colossal gas clouds that are typically hotbeds for the formation of new stars. Some of the nebulae are the remains Supernova outbursts when a star in its last agony brings large amounts of material into space.
Nebula W40 is the first species in which new stars are born.
NASA said, "What looks like a red butterfly in space is actually a nursery for hundreds of baby stars shown in this infrared image of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
The butterfly, officially named W40, is a fog ̵
"The two wings of the butterfly are huge bubbles of hot interstellar gas bowling om the hottest and most massive stars in the region. "
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captured. The cosmic material in the wings of the nebula was expelled from a source of bright stars in the center of the cloud.
For NASA, the hottest of these burning stars is W40 IRS 1a in the middle of the nebula.
At 1,400 light-years from our own sun, the star cluster is about the same size as the famous Orion Nebula.
But from Earth's point of view, the two cloud clusters in the night sky seem to be almost exactly 180 degrees apart.
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] Both nebulae are some of the closest star forming space regions in The stars, which were ten times heavier than our sun, formed.
What looks like a red butterfly in space is in fact a nursery for hundreds of baby stars.
NASA said, "The W40 Star The educational region was observed as part of a Spitzer legacy survey, and the resulting mosaic image was used in the MYStIX study" Massive Young Star Cluster Study in Infrared X-rays ". publishes star objects.
"The sharpener image consists of four images taken with the infrared array camera (IRAC) of the telescope in different wavelengths of infrared light: 3.6, 4.5, 5.8 and 8.0 microns (19459019) shown in blue, green, orange and red.
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Some of the youngest stars in the W40 images glow yellow-red and are surrounded by dusty discs of material.
Stars in mists typically form when huge amounts of helium and hydrogen combine into a single point.
As more and more gas concentrates in place, the increasing gravity becomes more and more powerful until the entire mass collapses.
When the gas cloud collapses in its own gravity, the material heats up in the middle and forms a burning core of a star.
What exactly is a fog?
Mists are massive clouds of cosmic dust and gas drifting through the billions of space services of miles from our solar system.
Since many nebulae are a new spawning ground for new stars, they are often referred to by NASA as "star kindergartens".
The space agency said, "Mists exist in space between stars – also known as interstellar space.
"The nearest nebula is called the Helix Nebula.
" It is the remnant of a dying star – possibly one like the Sun. "
The nebula is found about 700 light-years away from our planet, so light needs 700 years to reach it.