NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope revealed Wednesday (16) details of the beginning of a new star, in this case protostar L1527, It is 430 light-years from Earth. The image of this object, which appears to be encapsulated in a massive cloud of black dust and gas, was captured on the observatory’s near-infrared camera (NIRCam).
object in creation, it could be a star if it has enough mass to do so, hidden in the “neck” of this “fire hourglass” formation. In the image, the protoplanetary disk appears as a dark line between the hourglass’s two “compartments”, the seeping material of the protostar colliding with the surrounding matter.
What does the James Webb image show?
What James Webb shows in this stunning photo is a mass-gaining protostar and its core gradually compressing, increasing the temperature to reach its stable nuclear melting point. a fundamental condition for the star to create and produce its own energy🇧🇷
Far infrared brightness, L1527 still a relatively young body, “only” 100,000 years old, classified as “0” protostar class. This means he still has a long way to go before he can achieve full star status. Its shape is still a small, hot, bloated clump of gas, with a mass between 20% and 40% of the mass of our Sun.
When dense dust and gas are drawn towards the center of the object, they form what is called an accretion disk. Although it looks like a small dark band, the disk is almost the size of our planetary system🇧🇷 Some of this material will launch new planets. NASA means “This image of L1527 provides a window into what our Sun and solar system looked like in its infancy.”
Source: Tec Mundo