Prawn Nebula Observed By Hubble Telescope
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The “Prawn Nebula,” a large star nursery situated roughly 6,000 light-years away in the Scorpius constellation, has been discovered by the Hubble Telescope.
The Prawn Nebula is classified as an emission nebula, which means that its gas has been electrified, or ionised, by the radiation of nearby stars.
The big stars’ radiation captures electrons from the nebula’s hydrogen atoms.
When energetic electrons combine with hydrogen nuclei to shift from a higher-energy state to a lower-energy one, they emit energy in the form of light, which causes the nebula’s gas to glow.
The existence of ionised iron emission was revealed in red in a recent Hubble photograph.
Emission The nebula is made up of ionised gases that produce light in a variety of wavelengths.
IC 4628 is another name for the Prawn Nebula. It’s an emission nebula in the Milky Way’s Sagittarius Arm.
In the Scorpius constellation, it is around 6,000 light-years away from Earth. The nebula is part of the “False Comet’s” tail, which is anchored by the brilliant open cluster NGC 6231.
Gum 56 is the name given to this nebula in honour of Australian astronomer Colin Gum. In 1955, Gum developed an inventory of HII zones.