Astronomers seem to enjoy quite a landscape these days, as they are witnessing the birth of a new celestial body. Images of Nebula RCW 34 were recently revealed, through a telescope in Chile that managed to capture the wonderful image of a star forming region in the universe.
A red cloud of gas seems to glow in a distant corner of the sky, allowing for new entities to form and leave us in graceful amazement. The image is offering insightful details on the way stars are born and make their way towards evolving into mature structures.
Seemingly, RCW 34 hosts a group of young stars heating the hydrogen gas around it. The process by which a new nebula is formed unveils once the gas heats and reaches the edge of the gas cloud. It then progresses into an outward drizzle, involving a process called “champagne flow”, as the Southern Observatory named it.
After recent data analysis, scientists concluded they’re facing quite a young object, with no more than 2 million years of history behind. The group of massive young stars that gravitate around it offer massive help in evolution and survival of this fresh and young celestial body.
Stars undergo a complex process of gas collapse that shapes into clouds, offering abundant regions with high amounts of vapors. It appears that stars are very impactful on the nebula, as gas exposed to high UV radiations turns into ionized vapors, revealing a process by which electrons escape the hydrogen atoms. Stellar birth and evolution happen due to this complex process, which makes all special objects extremely fascinating.
There is anyhow a veil of mystery still floating above RCW 34, as large amounts of dust block the view towards its inner workings.
In spite of the details still laying in shades of mystery, the photos taken by ESO Very Large telescope in the Atacama Desertin Chile offers insight on a more upscale star forming region called Gum19. It seems that this fragment of galaxy is host to a handful young stars that are less massive than the sun.
The images captured offer valid ground for astronomers to believe that star formation is subject to a complex line of fragmentary states within the cloud revealed. “Three gigantic stars formed in the first event that then triggered the formation of the less massive stars in their vicinity”, the European Southern Observatory officials declared.
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