The Hubble Space Telescope continues to produce impressive images of various objects, and this time the observatory has seen a young star, IRAS 055506+2414, surrounded by a cloud of gas and dust. Although the clouds appear to be enveloping, scientists believe that the situation in this area is restless.
The United States European Space Agency for the Hubble Space Observatory, both agencies benefit from such cooperation, and in this case the telescope has helped to obtain basic information on the characteristics of IRAS 05506+2414.
The video of the bright young star used the Wide Field Camera 3 camera, which is located in the telescope design. The object itself is located over 9,000 light years away from the Earth in the constellation Telz. First of all, astronomers wanted to determine more precisely the distance to IRAS 05506+2414 because it is a very problematic observation. By getting an idea of the distance to the star, scientists can identify some of its other characteristics, such as brightness, amount of energy emitted, and mass.
All this information helps to make assumptions about the origin of the gas cloud surrounding the young star and clearly visible in the new image. Scientists have estimated that the gas and dust recorded as a sort of splash release are spreading from the center at a speed of 350 km/s. In the future, astronomers plan to continue to observe this object in order to study the early stages of a young star ' s life in more detail.