A Star is Born, Not the Movie, Actually 50 Stars Were Born
50 stars were born in space in the past year and a telescope managed to capture some amazing photographs.
How Are Stars Born?
I have to be honest, I just thought stars were just there, I had no idea that new ones are created. So when I first heard about stars being born, I knew I had to know more.
There are a lot of things that need to take place in space for a star to be born and no a mother star doesn't need to meet a father star for this to happen. It takes giant clouds of gas and dust forced together by gravity. The more dust, the stronger the gravity, and the hotter the temperature leads to nuclear fusion reactions that trigger a newborn star.
Not all the material winds up becoming a star. The remaining dust can become planets, asteroids, comets, or remain as dust. How people figure this stuff out just amazes me.
50 Stars Were Born At Once And NASA Has a Photo
How does one get a photo such as the one above? The Webb Space Telescope is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and that was what was used to capture this brilliant photo above.
What is crazy is these stars that were captured being born were 390 light-years away and if you do the math that is 6 trillion miles. Can you imagine if that number were your frequent flyer miles? Yes, dream on Jetsetter.
According to FOX 17, the image that was captured actually left there 390 years ago. The tool used to capture the image of the stars being born is a $10 billion infrared telescope that was launched into space less than a year ago in search of life on other planets.