Astrophysicists first saw a jet from a young star in another galaxy

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a dwarf satellite galaxy of the Milky Way

163 thousand light yearsThe LMC contains about 30 billion stars and is the most studied galaxy.

With the help of a telescope, scientists observed the LHA 120-N 180B nebula, in which the star formation peak is observed. In the picture they managed to see the jet emanating from the Herbig-Aro object HH ​​1177.

This is a young star with a mass of 12 times the mass.Sun, which actively forms jets. Usually, bipolar narrowly directed high-speed flows of matter from cosmic bodies are not visible to observers from the Earth, and the observations of researchers are the first time that they have been able to be seen with the help of a ground-based telescope.

Previously astrophysics from the University of Durhamfound out that the Large Magellanic Cloud will inevitably collide with the Milky Way - and this will happen much sooner than scientists thought after only 2 billion years. This event will wake up a huge black hole in the center of the Milky Way.