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A Star Is Born

Herbig-harrows are luminous regions surrounding young stars. They form when stellar winds or jets of gas ejected from these stars create shock waves that collide at high speeds with nearby gas and dust.
From our own cosmic backyard in the Solar System to distant galaxies toward the dawn of time, the NASA/European Space Agency/CSA James Webb Space Telescope has lived up to its promise to reveal the universe like never before in its first year of scientific activity. To celebrate the end of a year A successful first, a new Web image has been released of a small star-forming region in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex
Previous infrared studies of the NGC 346 nebula have focused on stellar embryos heavier than five to eight times the mass of our Sun. With the help of the Web, it is possible to reach even lighter protostars, as small as a tenth of our sun
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured a rich and highly detailed view of the "Pillars of Creation." A region where new stars form within dense clouds of gas and dust that was previously captured in an iconic image by the Hubble Space Telescope at the start of its operation and returned to after upgrades, along with Strong landmasses
"Cosmic Cliffs" images show Webb's cameras' ability to peer through cosmic dust, shedding new light on how stars form * Webb's technology could help watch the elusive process of star formation
Generally, the flow of such a jet coming out of a young star will only be seen when it collides with material around it, and creates bright shock waves that disappear when they cool, so they are difficult to observe
Just like clouds on Earth, clouds of gas and dust in space can sometimes look like familiar objects, or even like characters from popular movies
Gaseous swirls of hydrogen, sulfur and hydrocarbons cradle a collection of baby stars in this composite image of the Orio Nebula as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope
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