Astronomers showed the “star cradle” in the constellation of Sails


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Star-forming region is located at a distance 20 thousand light years from Earth.

Astronomers using the Very large telescope received the star formation region Gum 26. As reported by the European southern Observatory, this region is located at a distance 20 thousand light years from Earth in the constellation Vela, reports zn.ua.

Such regions are called emission nebulae. In them the intense ultraviolet radiation of the newborn stars ionize the surrounding hydrogen, causing it to glow a faint pink glow. Catching such a glow around newborn stars, astronomers can learn more about the conditions in which the formation of stars, to better understand how newborn stars affect our space environment.


The picture has got one of the regions of star formation in the milky Way
photo: eso.org