Hubble Space Telescope Captures a 'Fluttering' Star

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By CAPosts 27 June, 2020 - 11:00am 23 views

© Provided by Very Interesting The Hubble Space Telescope captures a "fluttering" star and draws attention to the way the young star performs just a thousand light-years away.

The Hubble Space Telescope photographed the impressive star which "flutters" in 2018 and the phenomenon became even more impressive this week.

New research revealed the extraordinary flutter movement and can be seen from a video.

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The shadow is caused by a gas disk surrounding the young star and astronomers speculate that the fluttering movement is caused by a planet pulling the disc and hitting it.

"The shadow moves, It shakes like the wings of a bird!" said astronomer Klaus Pontoppidan of the Space Telescope Science Institute, who is the lead author of the new study.

Scientists believe the disc is shaped like a saddle, with two peaks and two dives,

The planet believed to be causing the phenomenon has a tilted orbit towards the plane of the disk, which explicates the flicker of the "wings".

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THIS IS WHAT THE TELESCOPIO SAW

The Hubble telescope peeked into space and saw shadows stretching from a star and flickering, like the huge wings of a gigantic cosmic bat. Mysteriously, the cause of the "flutter" remains unconfirmed.

The celestial spectacle unfolds in a vast cloud of gas and dust 1,400 light-years away. The "bat wings" are caused by a disc of dust and gas around a joven star called HBC 672.

At around two million years old, the star is only a calf in astronomical terms, as most of the stars have existed between a billion and 10 billion years .

You can watch the video below:

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