The Hubble Space Telescope recently shared another miracle of the universe. In one photo, Hubble catches a nebula at a distance of 4,900 light-years in the Gemini constellation.
Called AFGL-5180, the nebula forms part of a broader cloud group called the Gem OB1. Molecular clouds are usually found in places where stars like this nebula are born.
From the inside, the nebula is magnificently illuminated by a young star, which constantly changes the environment as it grows, creating new cavities in the gas cloud.
Stars are formed after cool molecular gas accumulates in the form of clouds. To form a star, the ball must collapse under its own gravity. When a star tries to become a physical body, it begins to rotate. Under the influence of this movement, the clouds around it form a disk that disappears to the star due to strong gravity.
As can be seen in the picture, two beams of light can be seen behind the cloud, which is located to the right and left of the image. These rays mean that the star is growing.
In November, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA )’s Hubble Space Telescope captured the Cinnamon Bread.
Unlike many rotating galaxies, the UGC 12588 (Cinnamon Bread) does not feature a cluster of stars or a classic visible circular shape in its center. Conversely, for a viewer, its circular, white, and mostly unstructured center makes this galaxy more reminiscent of cinnamon buns than the large structure of stars and gases in space.