Hubble Space Telescope captures mysterious image of young star

The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a bright newborn star, which was covered with dense gas and dust. 

This mysterious image was of the ‘IRAS 05506+2414’ young star, which is located about 9000 light-years away in the Taurus constellation. 

The Telescope used a Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) of the telescope. 

Research states that this young celestial object is an example of a violent explosion facilitated by the disruption of a massive young star system. 

According to reports, the spinning discs of material that surrounds a young star leads to the formation of twin outflows of gas and dust from the young star. However, the IRAS 05506+2414 contradicted this phenomenon. It was noticed in the image that a fan-like spray of material, which was travelling at velocities of about 350 kilometres per second (780,000 miles per hour), was spreading outwards from the centre. 

It is difficult for astronomers to measure how from the Earth a star is located from a single observation. However, they can measure the velocity of material that spreads outwards from the star. 

Prior to this development, the Hubble Space Telescope also captured a supergiant bright red star named “Betelgeuse”. This star blew off its top in the year 2019, and is now recovering slowly. 

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