James Webb captured the birth of a star on camera

View of gases ejected from Herbig-Haro 211 / Photo courtesy of NASA
View of gases ejected from Herbig-Haro 211 / Photo courtesy of NASA

The James Webb Space Telescope has photographed the process of star formation.

This star, located at a distance of 1,000 light years from Earth, has been named Herbig-Haro 211.

This image was released by the American space agency NASA, which shows the various gases emitted during the journey of the star.

This mixing of gases is seen when newly formed stars collide with gas and dust at high speeds.

This discovery by the James Webb Telescope will allow scientists to learn about the speed and direction of shock waves produced by such collisions.

According to NASA, Herbig-Haro 211 will gradually become a Sun-like star.

James Webb’s infrared camera allowed the temperature of the star to be known, and thus the researchers were able to collect data on shock waves.

It should be noted that the James Webb is the most powerful telescope in the world and with its help, scientists have so far collected data on galaxies billions of years old, while it has also taken amazing pictures of the planets of our solar system.

In August 2023, an image from the James Webb Telescope made scientists wonder too.

The image was of Vela, a star cluster located 1470 light-years from Earth.

This image shows the material near the star cluster that is becoming part of the stars.

But behind these stars there was something hidden in the background that left scientists scratching their heads.

A huge cosmic question mark was visible in this image.

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