The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 33rd anniversary with exceptional images of star formation.

NASA is celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch with an exceptionally high-quality photo of the NGC 1333 nebula as stars are born or formed. The nebula lies in Perseus’ molecular cloud, located light-years from Earth.

In fact, this giant molecular cloud is located 960 light-years from Earth in the Perseus constellation. It contains over 10,000 solar masses of gas and dust!

“The colorful view provided by Hubble, enhanced by its unique ability to acquire ultraviolet-to-infrared images, reveals a glowing cauldron of glowing gas and black dust, and is churned up by hundreds of newly formed stars. Blended into the dark cloud,” it explains. Report from NASA A song on the plane.

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Beyond the aesthetic aspect of Hubble’s photographs, these fascinating images allow us to visualize what it was like to see the formation of our Sun and our planets within such a dusty molecular cloud 4.6 years ago.

According to a NASA report, our Sun did not form in isolation, but instead was embedded in a “frenzied star birth pool that is more energetic and massive than NGC 1333”.

Hubble: 33 years of exceptional images

As a reminder, Hubble was used by NASA astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 25, 1990. To date, the famous telescope has made more than 1.6 million observations of nearly 52,000 celestial bodies. This treasure trove of knowledge about the universe is stored in open access archives Mikulsky.

NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 33rd anniversary with an image of the nearby star-forming region NGC 1333. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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