Cat's Paw Nebula May Burst Soon

Cat's Paw Nebula May Burst Soon

A latest study has pinpointed that a nebula shining at a distance of some 5,500 light-years from Earth may face a "baby boom". The Cat's Paw Nebula or NGC 6334 is being expected to be a highly productive star-forming area in the Milky Way.

It is being said that tens of thousands of stars, newly-formed, reside in the nebula. Over 2,000 stars in the nebula have been found to be very young. These were trapped inside "dusty cocoons" since their birth.

The study was presented at the American Astronomical Society's 222nd meeting on June 5. However, distant and bright starbursting galaxies have previously also been observed by astronomers. But, it is now being hoped that it could be better understood now why formation of starburst regions might occur. Since, the Cat's Paw Nebula is within the Milky Way.

"NGC 6334 is forming stars at a more rapid pace than Orion - so rapidly that it appears to be undergoing what might be called a burst of star formation", stated Sarah Willis, lead author.

She added that it could look like a 'mini-starburst', akin to the spectacular bursts' scaled-down version. Such bursts are seen in other galaxies at times, the report found.


FrenchTribune Specials

Arizona Baby born with No Eyeballs

An infant, Richie Lopez, was born about three months ago in Mesa without eyeballs. According to doctors, the baby suffers a rare disorder known as 'anophthalmia'. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that anophthalmia is the medical term for the absence of one or both eyes. In this case, a baby doesn't have eye...

Most Popular

DNA analysis of over 1 Million People to be conducted in United States

The Obama administration has proposed that genetic...

Marriott will no Longer Block Guests from using Personal Wi-Fi Devices

Marriott International has announced that it will not...

Scientists identify protein that plays central role on heart beats

A team of scientists has said that it has identified a...

Rosetta sends new pictures form distant comet

European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe with Philae...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: