In the Orion Nebula, the James Webb Space Telescope has discovered unknown space objects about the size of Jupiter that appear to move in pairs. The telescope observed about 40 pairs that were named Jupiter-mass binary objects, or “JuMBOs.” Astronomers are trying to determine the type of cosmic objects JuMBOs.
One possibility is that these objects originated from regions of the nebula where the density of matter was insufficient to successfully complete star formation. Another possibility is that these objects formed around stars and were then ejected into interstellar space through various interactions.
The Orion Nebula, also known as the Great Orion Nebula (a more accurate name, since there are many other nebulae in the Orion constellation), but also as Messier 42 (M42), is a widespread nebula south of Orion’s Belt. It is one of the brightest nebulae that can be seen with the naked eye in a dark sky. M42 is about 1,350 light-years away and is estimated to have formed about 4.5 billion years ago.
The Orion Nebula is actually part of a much larger nebula, known as the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, which spans the entire constellation. The Orion Nebula contains the closest star-producing region to Earth. Its actual diameter is estimated at 24 light-years.
The Orion Nebula is one of the most studied and photographed celestial objects. His studies revealed many secrets about the process of forming new stars and planets, while his observations revealed many cosmic phenomena. Also present in the nebula are “globules” of supersonic gas that penetrate the nebula’s dense hydrogen clouds. Each of these globules is 10 times the size of the solar system (up to the orbit of Pluto) and their edges are highlighted by blue radiation from iron atoms, and were likely created by some unknown violent event that occurred a thousand or so ago. Years ago. Years ago.
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