Astrophysicists have observed how a volume of water equal to all of Earth’s oceans is created and destroyed at the center of the Orion Nebula. Data from the James Webb Telescope

Data from the James Webb Telescope

reveals water cycle in protoplanetary disks An international team of astrophysicists as part of the PDRs4All Early Release Science Program uses observations from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to discover the destruction of large amounts of water within the protoplanetary disk at the center of the constellation Orion. discovered the re-formation phenomenon. nebula. This discovery was made possible through a combination of observations and calculations that brought together the researchers’ interdisciplinary approach. According to Els Peters, his director of the PDRs4All program and a professor at the Western Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, based on observations of just a few pixels, entire oceans of water are evaporating every month as a result of the destruction of the Earth. I was able to judge that. Concentration of protoplanetary disks and spectroscopic data into thin lines. Most of the water in Earth’s oceans was created at extremely low temperatures of about -250 degrees Celsius in the cold regions of interstellar space, long before the formation of the solar system. But the study found that when the young solar system was a rotating disk of gas and dust around the sun, some water could be destroyed and reformed at much higher temperatures of 100 to 500 degrees Celsius. One thing has become clear. To study this process in detail, astronomers aimed JWST at the Orion Nebula’s protoplanetary disk d203-506. Research has revealed that d203-506 is a veritable interstellar laboratory, with intense ultraviolet light emitted by massive stars causing the destruction and production of water. “This discovery is not like looking for a needle in a haystack,” said Professor of Physics and Astronomy and member of PDRs4All. “It’s a needle in a haystack of needles.” Mr. Kami said. The research results show that collaboration between quantum mechanics experts at the Madrid Deep Space Communications Facility and the Leiden Observatory plays an important role. Thanks to their participation, it was possible to understand the processes of creation and destruction of molecules at a distance of more than 1000 light years. When water is broken down by ultraviolet light, hydroxyl molecules are released, and with it the emission of photons, which reach the JWST telescope. The study found that in the protoplanetary disk d203-506, an amount of water equivalent to the Earth’s oceans could be formed and destroyed within a month. But the research doesn’t end there. James Webb also provided evidence that hydroxyl, a key intermediate in the formation of water, is also formed from atomic oxygen. Similarly, some of the water in our oceans may be going through similar cycles.