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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has once again left its fans stunned by pictures of the Lagoon Nebula. According to the US space agency, the massive star in the center of the image is 200,000 times brighter than the sun.
The Lagoon Nebula is 4,000 light-years away and is visible through binoculars as a spot of light with a bright core. According to NASA, the image of the nebula was made by the Hubble Space Telescope on its 28th anniversary.
The giant star in the middle of the photo, named Herschel 36, “is still young in space, about 1 million years old, and releases its natal cocoon of material – ionized gases such as hydrogen and nitrogen,” the report said. signature to the post. The red color in the photo symbolizes hydrogen, and green – nitrogen.
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In two days, the image received more than 1.3 million likes. Several users also posted comments on the stunning images, including the Canadian Space Agency, which wrote “Woweeee,” and then a smiley face with an eye of the heart appeared.
According to NASA, Herschel 36 is 32 times larger than our Sun with a temperature of 40,000 degrees Kelvin. The star, which is almost nine times the diameter of the Sun, due to its mass will live another five million years. Honoring NASA Greek composer Vangelis after news of Death of a 79-year-old broke today also grabbed the eyeballs.
The space agency shared a video of its Juno mission with the words: “Today we honor the life of our own star. Vangelis has created soundtracks to some of our missions, finding synergies in music and space. ”
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The almost four-minute animated video featured music by Vangelis and animation by Koji Kuramura, Gerald Eichstedt and Mike Stetson. The clip showed the 34th flight of Jupiter to the Juno mission, which took place on June 7 last year. The video of the flight was from the point of view of the “captain of the starship” and gathered more than six thousand views.
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