Hubble Telescope finds massive celestial ‘lightsaber’ in star birthing ground
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been able to bring to us what would have never been spotted by humans without it. After bringing to our notice the mysteries of outer space and far away galaxies the Hubble Space Telescope has just come across celestial “lightsaber” that NASA scientists claim was formed by superheated matter ejected from the poles of a newborn star.
NASA claims that its Hubble Telescope actually found it just inside a star birthing ground known as the Orion B molecular cloud complex a mere 1,350 light-years away from Earth. The worldâ€™s top space agency also released the picture showing the phenomenon.
In a statement John Grunsfeld, a top space scientists with NASA Science Mission Directorate says, â€œScience fiction has been an inspiration to generations of scientists and engineers, and the film series Star Wars is no exceptionâ€¦There is no stronger case for the motivational power of real science than the discoveries that come from the Hubble Space Telescope as it unravels the mysteries of the universe.”
Later NASA in a report said, â€œWhen stars form within giant clouds of cool molecular hydrogen, some of the surrounding material collapses under gravity to form a rotating, flattened disk encircling the newborn star. Superheated material spills away and is shot outward from the star in opposite directions along an uncluttered escape route â€” the starâ€™s rotation axisâ€¦Shock fronts develop along the jets and heat the surrounding gas to thousands of degrees Fahrenheit. The jets collide with the surrounding gas and dust and clear vast spaces, like a stream of water plowing into a hill of sand. The shock fronts form tangled, knotted clumps of nebulosity and are collectively known as Herbig-Haro (HH) objectsâ€.