James Webb Space Telescope observes the Orion 294-606 proto-planet system

James Webb Space Telescope observes the Orion 294-606 proto-planet system

Scientists from all over the world give James Webb space telescope many targets to be observed to predict new information, data and images to be used for studies. After all, the potential of this new scientific instrument is visible to all, and even the less experienced understand that it is a new reference point for (infrared) observations of the Universe.

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As we wrote recently, JWST can work “together” to other telescopes (on Earth or in Space) as in the case of Chandra And Hubble It can detect X-rays first or part of infrared, visible and UV. This does not exclude the possibility of using it. new space telescope “alone” as it can still provide a large amount of data thanks to its tools (even if there is no update at the moment) About MIRI’s health who cannot use one of the observation methods).

Orion 294-606 observed by the James Webb Space Telescope

as reported by Mark McCaughrean (ESA Science and Discovery Senior Advisor) long discussion on twitter, JWST is determined to observe, among other objectives. Orion 294-606 proto-planet system (Theta 1, one of the brightest stars in the world, is far from Orionis C.) Orion Nebula). not one “new discovery” as observed by Hubble in the past but webb and its infrared capture ability can help to know its secrets.


Proplyds in the Orion Nebula as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope (source)

This system sees a star about one million years old surrounded by a disk of dust and gas at the center. Second, it will lead to the creation of exoplanets and thus a new solar system over millions of years (1,500 light-years from Earth, and therefore too early to see the first planets).

With NIRCam tool between James Webb space telescope and especially with the 1.87 ┬Ám narrowband filter (F187N), it is possible to capture the hydrogen emission peak to have a more precise characterization of the structure. According to estimates, dust and gas disc has a diameter of approx. 300 AU.


McCaugrean stated how JWST Because it’s been studied deeply by Hubble, it’s having trouble finding new protoplanetary disks in this part of the sky. However, this is a “unnecessary work” (clearly). The scientist stated how he wanted to analyze the same targets with both. JWST With this YHT to fully understand its features. For example, by taking advantage of the near infrared, the diameter of the dust disk can vary as these wavelengths are possible. “to go past” through dust.

Combined data James Webb space telescope and Hubble will be able to provide information about the size of the grains, how far a planet’s formation is in the outer areas of the disk, and more generally its structure. for example McCaugrean indicates whether there are outer edges “cut clean” can mean that interaction with the nebula is present and fundamental, both in the visible and infrared (as shown) proplydsplanetary disks elongated by the ionizing wind of nearby stars).

Star “to throw” Dust from the protoplanetary disk of another star cannot cause any planets to form. study proplyds by JWST and with different filters they can help create new models that could also explain the formation of the Solar System.

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