A magical “star nursery” you can see in the sky on moonless nights has revealed what could be a signal for the birth of Earth-like planets.
A new statement from NASA says a new “treasure” has just been discovered by James Webb, the super-telescope the agency is developing and operating. It is methyl cation (CH3+)at a location ɑ 1.350 light-years away: The Orion Nebula.
The Orion Nebula is one of the most beautiful objects you can see with the naked eye from Earth. It is also a rare stellar nursery revealed extremely clearly under the “magic eyes” of telescopes.
The Orion Nebula and a magnified image of the location containing signs of impending life
The Orion Nebula and an enlarged image of the location containing signs of impending life – (Photo: NASA/ESA/CSA).
In the meantime, CH3+ is one of the potential signs of life that scientists are still yearning to touch. Carbon compounds form the basis of all life forms. “Therefore, the presence of this type of molecular carbon ion is particularly important.” – research on Sci-News identify.
ϹH3+ has the unique property of being able to react variously with other small molecules to form complex organic compounds even in the interstellar medium.
“This detection of CH3+ not only confirms the incredible sensitivity of James Webb, but also confirms the importance of interstellar CH3+.” – Dr Marie-Aline Martin from the University of Paris-Saclay (France), member of the research team, said.
As proven theories, Earth and other habitable planets also formed in such environments with roving organic molecules.
This means that the Orion Nebula has the potential to create habitable planets. It is the ultraviolet radiation from the red dwarf that may have stimulated the production of CH3+. More complex chemical molecules will be seeded into new planets to form.
And if early life continues to successfully fight UV damage, it will emerge and grow – perhaps like Earth.
This discovery provides more valuable data on how our planet got its life.
To find the world that has this magic, try to find it Constellation of Orion (Orion) on moonless nights, the weather is fine. With a special structure, the Orion Nebula will be dimly lit when viewed with the naked eye.
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