Although no spacecraft can go and fix it, the Hubble telescope is still alive. Every year we celebrate its orbit, and on its 31st anniversary, Hubble draws a portrait of one of the rarest and brightest stars in the local galaxy.
It has been a tradition for some time, NASA and, April 24, 1990. The This eye of Nuspier was carried by the American spacecraft at that time Discovery. As usual, the images taken with Hubble attract attention, as they relate to one of about 48,000 celestial objects, some of which are over 1.5 million in number. Observations during more than 181,000 Hubble revolutions around our Blue Planet.Celebrate every year
This year, it is one of the monsters of the given cosmic beast:Kareena. In the Milky Way, about 20,000 light-years from Earth, it is the brightest star in the universe And contains at least 70 solar masses. It is located in the constellation Karina. But despite its strong brilliance, it is generally invisible to the naked eye because its large distance represents many Come between us and her. However, this is a variable star, which eventually makes it Incorrectly vary between sizes 5.7 and 9.0.
A.G. The estimated lifespan of the star Carine is 5 million to 6 million years. It has been in a constant battle for thousands of years between an unstable equilibrium and its gravitational pressure, which tends to compress, and the flow of radiation generated in its heart by thermonuclear reactions blows it away. Sometimes the flow beats and the object explodes, forming a nebula around the star. In this video he draws attention for Hubble’s 31st anniversary in Earth orbit. Images are visible and taken in ultraviolet light. To get the most accurate French translation, click on the white rectangle in the lower right. English subtitles should appear later. Then click on the nut to the right of the rectangle, then “Subtitles” and finally “Automatically Translate”. Select “French”. © NASA, ESA Hubble Space Telescope
A.G. Karina, very rare blue light variable
One of its peculiarities that justifies its presentation today for Hubble’s anniversary is that it is oneIt is estimated to have a radius of a few light years and a mass of about 10 to 15 solar masses. This nebula is clearly the result of a strong instability, which is what makes AG. Led to a massive and rapid evacuation of the upper layers of the carinae. Simple modeling and measurement of this discharge From The nebula has been reported to have erupted 10,000 years ago in its eruption.
This behavior is not surprising, since A.G. Karine turns into a blue light (in English, Or LBV), representative of Category variables S. Toradus Or the Hubble-Sandage variable. S. Toradus Kinman is located in the dwarf galaxy, about 75 million light-years away in the constellation Aquarius. It was used to define a class of very rare hypergiant blue and very bright variable stars, first observed and listed And In 1953, in the Andromeda galaxy. They are really rare because fifty of our galaxies are known Neighboring galaxies (there are undoubtedly many more, but they are undoubtedly very small).
A.G. Since Karine is the biggest star, it burns its thermonuclear fuel at breakneck speed and although a few million years old it didn’t take long to explode to give an amazing view. Meanwhile, his nebula is being designed A.G. Carinae are emitting stars, some of which can reach speeds of up to a million kilometers per hour.