Recently, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) released a new image of the Herbig-Haro 46 and 47 star pair. the image has a cosmic formation in the form of a question mark.

By zooming in on the image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), it’s possible to observe a mysterious question mark in space near the birth of stars. Due to its formation, the red color dominates. redshift (redshift) is the measure of red light in distant space objects such as galaxies, stars, among others. Well, the redder the object, the greater the distance from Earth.

“Herbig-Haro 46/47 is an important object to study because it is relatively young – only a few thousand years old. Stars take millions of years to form. Targets like this also provide researchers with information about how stars accumulate mass over time, potentially making it a low-mass star. It allows them to model how our own Sun formed.”

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Now, scientists still don’t know what the question mark in the star region is, but they do know it’s significantly away. They believe it could be two large objects, possibly distant galaxies interacting with each other. The interaction between the two galaxies could explain the mysterious shape, as gravitational forces between them can cause changes in their shape. For example, the Antenna galaxy pair is similar to the bass clef of a score.

The enlarged image shows the striking resemblance to a question mark.

Naturally, scientists will continue to discover many mysteriously shaped space objects for years to come, as JWST and other telescopes can collect far-infrared data. The star formation Herbig-Haro 46/47, in which the question mark was discovered, is located approximately 1,470 light-years from Earth.

“Probably a distant galaxy or potentially interacting galaxies (their interactions may have caused the distorted shape of the question mark). We may be seeing this special object for the first time. Additional follow-up will be necessary to find out what happened. [o objeto cósmico] Definitely. Webb is showing us many new and distant galaxies – so there’s a lot of new science to be done!

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Source: Tec Mundo

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