November 26, 2022
Hubble telescope finds 'lock in space'

Hubble telescope finds ‘lock in space’

As stars are born, some debris remains in space and forms what are called reflection nebulae. Through the phenomenon of the constellation Orion, this lock in space Which, according to experts, is an empty part. Learn more about this phenomenon throughout the text.

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The phenomenon of “lock in space”

Reflection Nebula NGC 1999

The reflection nebula is made up of the debris of fledgling stars. Its particles form an orb of gas and dust that appears to be a dense cloud. However, the Hubble Space Telescope in NGC 1999 caught a really empty hole in the middle of it, and because it doesn’t have anything inside, it sticks out in the middle of the cloud.

With a curious appearance, the hole resembles the shape of a cosmic keyhole, but the reason for its appearance is still unknown by NASA. They describe the event by making an analogy with “fog rising around a street lamp”, after all, in its center, it is possible to see the reflection of the star V380 Orionis.

Photo: ESA/Hubble & NASA, ESO, K. Noll

The universe remains a great mystery to the entire scientific community. With that in mind, new things are discovered every day that still remain unexplained, and this keyhole crack is one of them. With this said, it is always important to observe as many celestial bodies as possible to discover new causes.

In this way, telescopes are of fundamental importance to scientists, because through them it is possible to take new pictures and discover new things about the great mystery that is the universe.

After being captured by the Hubble telescope, this phenomenon was analyzed by other telescopes. Launched in 1990, Hubble is an unmanned artificial telescope capable of capturing visible and infrared light. It has a fundamental role for NASA, including, because of it, it is possible to demonstrate that nebulae are mostly independent galaxies and are in a continuous process of moving away, supporting the Big Bang theory with evidence.

Through it, images of stars and galaxies have been captured for three decades, helping scientists understand the mysteries of the universe and helping discover new asteroids.