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Cosmic Bubble Wrap: NASA’S Hubble Telescope Clicks a Stunner

NASA's Hubble Wide Field Camera-3 captures the stunning image of the Bubble Nebula

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

UNITED STATES: The cosmic bubble wrap known as the Bubble Nebula was just discovered by NASA, and they recently revealed another image of it. The Hubble Space Telescope of NASA took the picture. The cosmic bubble wrap is located in the constellation Cassiopeia, 7,100 light-years from Earth. One of the most well-known star bubbles is the Bubble Nebula.

The breathtaking image of the cosmic bubble wrap is only approximately 4 million years old, and in 10–20 million years, it will explode as a supernova.

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“Gas on the star grows so hot that it escapes into space at a speed of 4 million miles per hour (6.4 million kilometres per hour); when the hot “stellar wind” meets the surrounding icy space, it folds and creates an outer border,” NASA stated.

The caption of the image went on to say that the upper left and centre of the picture show the dense columns of chilled hydrogen gas and space dust.

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This nebula is depicted in visible light, displaying its magnificent colours of green for hydrogen, blue for oxygen, and red for nitrogen.

In its description of the image, NASA stated: “Clouds in the top left corner of the image change from yellow and gold to green as they approach the empty darkness of space. A pink star with yellow clouds surrounding it and a blue and green bubble emanating from the centre make up the scene.”

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The nebula is visible thanks to NASA’s Hubble Wide Field Camera-3, which highlights its bright colours of green for hydrogen, blue for oxygen, and red for nitrogen.

Recently, in the first test of human planetary defence, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft successfully collided with an asteroid. This was really a great achievement for humankind; in fact, it kind of felt like the first landing on the moon.

Also Read: The Voyager Probes Completes 45 Years in Space

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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