The nebula has a striking resemblance to a carved pumpkin. NASA footage shows an image overlay, clearly showing carved eyes and a zigzag mouth that looks screaming in space. The NASA Space Telescope Space Telescope revealed the ghost image just in time for Halloween, nicknamed the Jack-Oren Lantern Nebula.
According to NASA, a star that is 15 to 20 times heavier than the Sun is probably responsible for creating the carved structure.
In a statement, NASA said: "A recent study by the region suggests that the powerful outflow of radiation and star particles may have thrown ambient dust and gas out, creating deep bushings in this cloud, known as the Nebula.
"An infrared light speaker saw the star glow like a candle in the center of a carved pumpkin. The authors of the study called the structure "Jack-Ain's Nebula" Nebula.
"Many of the objects in the universe emit infrared light, often as heat, so that objects tend to emit more infrared light the warmer they are. .
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"Invisible to the human eye, three wavelengths of infrared light make up multifaceted light
'Green and red represent light emitted mainly by dust emitting at different temperatures, although some stars also emit clear at these wavelengths. The combination of green and red in the image creates yellow hues. "
" Blue is the wavelength mostly radiated from this image by stars and some very hot areas of the nebula, while the white regions indicate where objects are bright in all three colors. "
NASA further explained:" The high contrast version of the same image makes the red wavelength more pronounced. Together, the red and green wavelengths create an orange hue. The picture highlights the contours of the dust, as well as the thickest areas of the nebula that appear most vivid.
The discovery follows NASA filming a "cosmic ghost" on it the Hubble Space Telescope.
The image shows the outline of a face in a ring of blue stars with other groups of new stars forming a nose and a mouth. Each "eye" is the bright nucleus of a galaxy, one of which is stuck in the other.
A violent encounter gives the system an arresting "ring" structure in only a short time, about 1
Hubble views this unique system as part of a snapshot program that takes advantage of random gaps in the telescope's observation schedule to squeeze in additional images.
Astronomers plan to use this innovative Hubble program to take a closer look at many other unusual interacting galaxies. The goal is to build a healthy sample of interacting galaxies nearby that could offer an insight into how galaxies have grown over time through galactic mergers.
By analyzing these detailed Hubble observations, astronomers could choose which systems are the main targets for tracking. with the James Web Web Space Telescope scheduled for launch in 2021