NASA has announced that it will award the Distinguished Public Service Medal, its highest honor, to astronomer Yervant Terzian, the Tisch Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Professor…
In Chile the telescope took the tremendous new picture of the space tape flickering in a nebula of Orion more than in 1000 light years from Earth. The new image published by the European southern observatory today (on May 15).The scientists described as “a fiery ribbon” red gas and a dust, shining in a belt of constellation of Orion. Tape is a small part of huge area of a star formation in the Universe. Scientists of ESO used a telescope in Chile to process video about a cloud of a dust, which unites to create new stars. Big light clouds in the top right corner of the image are known as a nebula of Orion, which also is called as Messier 42. The nebula of Orion is the brightest part of a huge star, where new stars are born, and is the closest massive region of a star formation to Earth
Though on the image the clouds of red dust and gas can look heated, actually they are cold. APEX telescope in Chile took the picture in lengths of waves invisible to a human eye. On this image the hottest blue luminescence, while the coldest have an orange shade. More neutral of tone on a photo show the same site of the sky in a visible range of light. On this image the fiery ribbon disappears from a look, because the cooled particles of a dust block flickering light.
Astronomers have spotted young stars in the Orion nebula changing right before their eyes, thanks to the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The colorful specks are rapidly heating up and cooling down, speaking to the turbulent, rough-and-tumble process of reaching full stellar adulthood. The rainbow of colors represents different wavelengths of infrared light captured by both Spitzer and Herschel. Spitzer is designed to see shorter infrared wavelengths than Herschel.View More Astronomers Spotted Orion Nebula Rainbow of Infrared Light
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, snapped two photos of a star-forming region of the Orion nebula, which is also known as M42.View More Boeing 747SP Peers Into Orion Nebula Heart
Herschel Space Observatory’s large telescope could find the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space. The molecules were discovered in the Orion star forming complex. According to astronomers the oxygen detected by Herschel in the Orion nebula was formed after starlight warmed the icy grains, releasing water, which was converted into oxygen molecules and this explains where some of the oxygen might be hiding.View More Herschel Found Oxygen Molecules In the Orion Nebula