Hubble photographs a newborn star!

In February of 2019 the Hubble telescope captured a unique event in the Herbig Haro objects. Five objects were captured throughout the image including a reflection of a nebula full of dust and gas that was forming a brand-new star.

This location is around 1000 light years from Earth and the area and its nebulas are quite famous for producing newborn stars in a transient phenomena. The areas themselves are traveling away from the newly created stars and will continue to collect new materials as they travel at 150,000+ miles per hour. Eventually these celestial bodies could dissipate within a few tens of thousands of years.

The latest star that was captured by Hubble is classified under the designation SVS 13. All of the celestial bodies that were captured on Hubble are moving away from SVS 13 and leaving it to create its own path. The objects in this cluster of the universe were created by a series of ionized gas jets that were ejected as soon as the young star met with nearby clouds of gas. This caused the dust and gas to eject a high-speed and push away the rest of the debris. This offer the perfect opportunity for Hubble to capture the newly formed star from the clouds parting. The brilliant light found within the center of the photograph represents the hope of a brand-new star, potentially a brand-new solar system and the formation of a brand-new area of our universe opened up thanks to chemical reactions happening thousands of light-years away.

The Hubble space telescope gets just a few rare moments to capture these events. Although it happened thousands of years ago, we were able to capture the event just this year from our close vantage point in our solar system!