NanLimo Today ~ One of the telescopes owned by the U.S. Aviation and Space Agency (NASA) successfully captures the image of a dying star and as if surrounded by a ring. The scientists describe the star's image as jellyfish in the sea star.
Is the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) that captures NASA's image. A pair of stars that captured dying seemed surrounded by gas and rings. Astronomers say they have never seen this phenomenon before.
"When I saw the star, I think of jellyfish that I saw at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Beautiful creature that is in the water. Star is also beautiful. Only, he was there in space," said Ned Wright, head of investigations at WISE.
The image captured is actually NGC 1514, a crystal ball nebula is 800 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. The object was included in this type of planetary nebulae and was first discovered by Sir William Herschel.
Planetary nebulae form when dying stars cast material gas. Ultraviolet radiation from the star center resulted in glowing gas and striking. Planetary nebulae are sometimes also called "butterfly sky".
Meanwhile, the ring structure itself can be observed due to the dust from the planetary nebula heated and seemed to glow with infrared waves. Without wave infrared, a ring will not be seen as less dominant with a light gas material.
This object has actually been observed in the time period long enough. "This object has been studied for 200 years. However, WISE indicate that this object is still attractive and can give a surprise," said Michael Ressler of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.