Spectacular fireworks around newborn star photographed by NASA's James Webb Telescope


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NASA's James Webb telescope has captured a stunning image of a nebula called L1527 located 460 light-years away in the constellation of Taurus. The central “body” of the nebula is a protostar that glows pink and is estimated to be about 100,000 years old.

This image of a newborn star shows that the vivid hourglass structure has a protostar at its center, nestled within its narrow neck. This newborn star is in the process of forming, relying on material spiraling inward from the surrounding stellar disk.

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This disk, laden with gas and dust, appears as a clear dark stripe extending across the center of the image. This stripe obscures part of the protostar's light, creating a striking visual contrast against the glowing gas in the hourglass shape.

The material swirling within the disk provides the elements necessary for the protostar to grow, and it slowly increases in mass as it evolves into a full-fledged star.

This picture was released by NASA on July 5. The incredible fireworks shown in the picture prove the wonders of the universe. Stars are formed when dense clouds in space collect enough matter and mass and collapse due to its gravity after which nuclear fission results in the formation of a protostar.

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“This vivid hourglass shows the star-forming process of a very young object,” NASA said in a statement.

He added, “A central protostar grows into the neck of the hourglass, accumulating material from a thin protoplanetary disk, which appears as a dark line along the edge.” JWST used a mid-infrared instrument to capture this vivid hourglass view.



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