V1647 Orionis: The Birth of a New Star

NASA discovered the birth of an infant star still envelope by clouds of birth as it approached into a new life outside like a process of a new born baby. The discovery brought a new insight and amazement among astronomers using a trio of orbiting X-ray telescopes where the star named V1647 Orionis started falling out from thick clouds.

V1647 Orionis the birth of a new star

V1647 Orionis, an infant star started coming out from powerful clouds of birth.

NASA, in the process became a midwife witnessing how a new born star that started with an intense magnetic fields resulting the fall out the torrents of gas into the stellar surface which composed a million of degrees of heat. The circle hot gases emerging from a flat surface of powerful clouds started to spin and separate. During outburst, the infant star released brighter image 100 times during x-ray emissions. It slowly became a newly-created star.

V1647 Orionis was first notice in January 2004 nearing the peak of its outburst. It was located in McNeil’s Nebula, a 1,300 light-years away from constellation Orion. The star when during eruptions became brightened and forms an illuminated conical patch of dust that became discoverable by NASA astronomers.

Kenji Hamaguchi, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the leading astronomers on the study quickly identified V1647 Orionis as a protostar which means have not yet developed the energy-generating capabilities like of a normal star, and not a million years old, so much younger from the rest of the existing stars.

The mass of V1647 Ori is likely only about 80 percent of the sun’s, but its low density bloats it to nearly five times the sun’s size. Infrared measurements show that most of the star’s surface has a temperature around 6,400 degrees Fahrenheit (3,500 C), or about a third cooler than the sun’s.

V1647 Orionis the birth of a new star

V1647 Orionis became discoverable during outburst in McNeil’s Nebula.