NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captures new image of HH212 star formation

Hello friends, here we are sharing a piece of big news with you NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured the latest picture of the HH212 star’s formation. JSWT is a space telescope designed to conduct infrared astronomy. Its high resolution and high-sensitivity devices allow it to view objects too old distant or faint for the Hubble Space Telescope. Since the new image of the HH212 came on the internet it circulated on many social media platforms. Now lots of people are super curious to know about the whole information about the news. Here we have more information about the news and we will share it with you in this article.


As per the report, the new image appears symmetric except for a bowshock towards the right and a positive bowshock on the left side. The picture released shows the HH212 star coming into presence which is roughly 50,000 years old. It offers pink-red colours coming out from the centre and going to polar and going in polar opposite while it glows protostar which has been not observable because of a dense, spinning disc of gas and dust. Scroll down to the next page for more information about the news.

HH212 has been discovered in the constellation Orion which has been close to the three stars that make the “belt” of the mythical hunter. This star’s distance from Earth is about 1,300 light-years. Prof Mark McCaughrean stated, “As the bloody ball of gas at the centre compacts down, it rotates, but if it rotates too fast, it will fly apart, so something has to get rid of the angular velocity”. As per the study, this outflow of gas happens when a star shape takes place. You are on the right page for more information about the news, so please read the complete article.

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The Pink red colour signifies the presence of molecular hydrogen which guides two hydrogen atoms bonded together. The density of gas and dust in space is more delicate and hence the shock design seems to be more diffused. NASA’s picture revealed the shockwaves moving through the outflows that make them glow brightly. The image has been taken at 2.12 microns infrared wavelength. The study of HH212 has been going on for 30 years with its biggest picture being 10 times sharper. The clarity and information of the picture will help scientists study the processes that drive star formation in great depths. Here we have shared all the information which we had. Stay tuned to us for more updates.

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