Manoj Kumar Jena

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Hubble Space Telescope has captured a celestial event that happened light years away from the Earth. 

The Hubble Telescope has captured a bow-shaped nebula which is about 4,000 light-years away.

Nebulas are from elements such as interstellar gas smoke, vapour, etc. They formed after the aftermath of Supernova, which is considered as the biggest star explosion in space. 

NASA took to its official Instagram handle and shared the photo of the nebula. 

Explaining the celestial event, NASA said that the nebula is crafted from the material casted off by a dying sun-like star as it enters its white-dwarf phase of evolution. 

NASA further informed that the dense ridges of material are swept back from the nebula’s central star creating the bow shape. 

According to the information, this star is considered one of the hottest as well, with a surface temperature of about 200,000 kelvin. The nebula spans more than a light-year wide and is energized by ultraviolet light from the central star. 

Giving a brief description of the colours of the nebula, NASA wrote in the caption, "A bow-tie shaped nebula in pink-range colours against the blackness of space. The centre glows in lighter shades including details in the blue. Tendrils of gold expanding out which can be seen in the image creating the unique shape."

It is to be noted that the Hubble Space Telescope was launched by NASA in the year 1990. Hubble was released into space to discover the unknown things in space. It also can look at celestial events light years away.

Watch the image here:


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