According to NASA’s recent declaration, Hubble space paparazzo has captured image of unusual ‘Cosmic Butterfly’. Experts have explained that the two streaks of light originate from the interaction between two bipolar stars and they are scientifically called Twin Jet Nebula.
Scientists have little information on this space phenomena and many theories have been made in relation to their formation. Some hypotheses suggest that Twin Jet Nebula appears when a bipolar star emits flows of energy through its two poles. Other researchers believe the phenomenon is visible when the energetic outflow meets the surrounding debris of the bipolar star.
The planetary nebulae adopts the same bipolar form of the planet; thus, providing us with an enchanting perspective. The Twin Jet Nebula has been artistically nicknamed “the Cosmic Butterfly Nebula” due to its wing-shaped form.
NASA’s Hubble Telescope managed to capture the unique shade of the bipolar nebula. Hues of green, pink and blue become more and more visible as the gas from the dying stars stream out of the two celestial bodies.
Speaking of the form of the two stars, astronomers have stated that one of the two planets is most certainly a white dwarf. This is usually the last stage that bipolar stars go through before dying, experts have added. Although their dimensions have not been precisely calculated, scientists believe the two bipolar stars are approximately as big as the Sun in our Solar System.
Even though images suggest something else, astronomers have explained that only one of the two planets is responsible for gas emissions. The wing-shaped appearance is given by the interaction between the two bipolar stars, more specifically, their gravitational fields cause the gas to split into two directions.
Gas can reach an incredibly high velocity; it travels with 600,000 miles per hour fueling the wings of the cosmic butterfly for a long period of time. As a matter of fact, the recently spotted Twin Jet Nebula was formed 1,200 years ago, but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration did not manage to photograph it sooner.
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