«Hubble» photographed a galaxy hidden behind the star

© Photo : ESA/Hubble & NASAЗвезда HD 107146 (in the center) and the galaxy-pest (bottom right)«Hubble» photographed a galaxy hidden behind the star© Photos : ESA/Hubble & NASA

Orbital Observatory «Hubble» has received images of the galaxy in the constellation coma Berenices, the upcoming «hide» for the young star, HD 107146, the newborn equivalent of our Sun, according to the website of the space telescope.

Human eye and telescopes to see the night sky and the entire Universe in a «flat» – we can’t figure out which objects are closer and which are farther away, without using indirect information about the nature and behavior of different objects in the cosmos. Because of this we may think that small objects, like neighboring stars, can completely close the giant galaxy, remote from Earth for hundreds of millions of years.

A striking example is the newborn star HD 107146 and its «companion», a nameless galaxy in the constellation coma Berenices, which scientists now call a «pest» due to the fact that it prevents them from doing the observation of the sun. This star is of great interest for scientists for the reason that she is surrounded by a disk of gas and dust, which already began to form on the planet, which makes it analogous to the young Sun and the Solar system.

The light of the galaxy-«pest», it tells the science team «Hubble», made it difficult to these observations since 2004, when it was opened HD 107146 and its surrounding «Suite» of protoplanetary bodies. the Situation began to change gradually in recent years due to the fact that the disk of stars, moves and gradually closes distant galaxy.

This «rendezvous» stars and galaxies, as the researchers note, provides several unique opportunities for planetary scientists. Now the radiance of distant galaxies began to illuminate the dust and the «germ» of the planets, and the study of its spectrum of light will help scientists find out what «cut» future of the planet from HD 107146 and uncover the mystery chemical and isotopic composition of its gas and dust disk.

Galaxy is completely hidden behind the star in 2020, and by that time should already be running the successor of Hubble, the space telescope «James Webb». He, as scientists hope, will help us learn a lot about the process of forming planets and where to look for twins of the Earth.