The Hubble telescope is so advanced it makes NASA scientists feel like they’re playing God with their cosmic zoom abilities. It’s like a high-tech telescope version of those binoculars you used to spy on your neighbors as a kid, but instead of seeing Mrs. Johnson’s laundry, you’re peeking at the birth of stars light-years away.
The Hubble telescope is like a time machine, but instead of going back to the 90s to relive the glory days of frosted tips, you’re traveling back in time to witness the formation of galaxies.
Hubble focuses on the Orion Nebula
A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope is a masterpiece of cosmic artwork, showcasing the bright variable star V 372 Orionis and its companion in the upper left corner. Phys.org brings us details about what’s going on.
Incoming! The bright variable star V 372 Orionis (centre, bluish background).
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The stars in question are located in the Orion Nebula, a massive region of star formation located approximately 1,450 light-years away from Earth. The image is a combination of data collected by two of Hubble’s instruments, the Advanced Camera for Surveys and the Wide Field Camera 3, resulting in a detailed and colorful portrait of this corner of the Orion Nebula. The image also features diffraction spikes that are created by the interaction of the intense starlight with the vanes inside the telescope. It’s like a cosmic work of art captured by one of the most advanced telescopes mankind has ever built.
The Orion Nebula, also known as Messier 42 or M42, is a giant cloud of gas and dust located in the Orion constellation. It is one of the most studied and photographed nebulae in the night sky.
The Orion Nebula is considered one of the brightest and most spectacular examples of a star-forming region in the galaxy, containing a dense core of gas and dust known as the Trapezium Cluster.
Basically, the Hubble telescope is like having a VIP pass to the greatest cosmic show in town, and the best part? The popcorn is free!