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Hubble photographs a mysterious explosion 9,000 light years from Earth

With the help of Hubble’s camera, researchers examined a newborn stellar object almost 9,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus to learn more about the birth of large stars.

Astronomers believe that object IRAS 05506+2414 is evidence of an explosion caused by the collision of two young massive stars.

Typically, the gas and dust outflows of a young star are channeled by disks of material orbiting the star. However, in IRAS 05506+2414, the material is expanding at speeds of up to 350 kilometers per second.

The acceleration of the material leaving the star can be measured, but the star’s distance from Earth cannot.

Astronomers will be able to provide a more accurate estimate of the star’s mass, which is essential for unraveling the mystery of the source of its peculiar outflow.

/ Weather.al /

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