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Webb Telescope Captures One of Its Most Impressive Images Ever: An ‘Hourglass’ Protostar

The James Webb Space Telescope with its ‘Near Infrared Camera’ (NIRCam) captured the image of the protostar L1527 which is lies in a dark cloud of material which promotes its development.

provides said image a glimpse of star formationIn addition, glowing clouds within the Taurus star-formation region are visible in infrared light.

NASA indicated in a statement that Protostar hidden within hourglass-shaped ‘neck’, i.e. the protoplanetary disk with an edge that looks like a dark line. Meanwhile, light filters in above and below the disk, illuminating the inner cavities of the surrounding gas and dust.

“The most prominent features of the region, the blue and orange clouds in this representative color infrared image, outline cavities created when material ejected from the protostar and collided with surrounding matter. The colors themselves are caused by layers of dust between the web and the clouds., The blue regions are where the dust is thinnest. The thicker the dust layer, the less blue light can escape, creating orange pockets,” explains NASA.



The James Webb Space Telescope also reveals filaments of molecular hydrogen that were impacted when material was ejected from the protostar. Shocks and turbulence prevent the formation of new stars, moreover, rule the space And holds a lot of material.

L152 is 100,000 years oldTherefore, it is a relatively young body and is considered a class 0 protostar (early stage of star formation). where is the protostar still shrouded in a dark cloud of dust and gasThey have a long way to go before they become full-fledged stars, yet they do not generate their energy through nuclear hydrogen fusion and its size is unstable,

The view shown in the image reveals a surrounding molecular cloud composed of dense dust and gas. On the other hand, the disk (a dark band in front of the bright center) is about the size of the Solar System, and given the density, it is not unusual for much of this material to clump together.


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