NASA Telescopes Capture The Beauty Of The Eskimo Nebula

Okezone - A space telescope owned by the U.S. space agency (USA), NASA's Chandra X-Ray recently managed to take beautiful pictures emanating from the nebula NGC 239.

A group of stars that looks like incandescent gas which is also known as the Eskimo Nebula is approximately 4,200 light years from Earth. However, scientists say that the nebula began to run out of fuel and could likely die.

"When that happens, the stars began to feel cold and the expanding radius up to hundreds of times its original size. At the end of the outermost layer will be swept away by the wind speed of 50 thousand miles per hour wind left the hot core, "said NASA.

NASA also explained that the Eskimo Nebula core surface temperature reaches approximately 50 thousand degrees Celsius. In the outer layer wind blows with a speed of up to 6 million kilometers per hour.

"Radiation from hot stars plus the interaction between the wind is blowing hard and it will create a slow and complex veil flamen of planetary nebulae," he added, as reported by Softpedia on Saturday (13/07/2013).

Wikipedia explains, Eskimo Nebula was first discovered by William Herschel in 1787 ago. Formation resembling the head of a person covered by the hood of the jacket because dikekelilingi gas consisting of outer layers of stars like the Sun.