SCIENTISTS released a photo showing the first glimpse of other galaxies, including the Dying Nebula.
The image, taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, shows never-before-seen details of the planetary nebula in the South Ring.
What is a fog?
The James Webb Space Telescope captured an image of a nebula 2,500 light-years from Earth.
A nebula consists of dust and clouds in space and is formed by the debris of a dying star.
Nebulae – more than a nebula – will eventually form, creating a stellar nursery where new stars are born from the dust of the deceased.
The dust and gases contained in a nebula are mostly made up of helium and hydrogen, which begin to spread far apart, forming a focal point.
Over time, gravity attracts dust and gas, causing the nebula to grow.
As it grows, gravity increases, causing it to collapse.
When this happens, the cloud at the center begins to heat up, creating the beginning of a star’s core.
What photos did the telescope take of the nebula?
New photos released by Nasa show a scientific phenomenon in which the planetary nebula of the Southern Ring is burning out.
However, the image shows not only the dying nebula, but a star forming in the nebula itself.
“As the star dies, it begins to tremble in its last death throes. He pulses after the unveiling of the pictures.
“So you see what the star was doing just before it created this planetary nebula.
“I find it fascinating because it’s like layers of geology and you can see the history of your final moments.”
Why are the images groundbreaking?
The James Webb Space Telescope took more than two decades to build and cost $10 million.
It was launched on December 25, 2021 and traveled a million miles from Earth.
The telescope has captured groundbreaking photos that will change the way scientists look at space.
NASA said the image captures part of a “school of stars called NGC 3324 at the northwest corner of the Carina Nebula,” about 7,600 light-years from Earth.
The images provided will allow scientists to study the nebula and learn more about stars that will explode and reform or explode.
Scientists are using the images to find out more about galaxies than ever before, but the New York Times reported that NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said we only see a tiny fraction of what’s out there.
“If you hold a grain of sand by your fingertip at arm’s length, that’s the part of the universe you see — just a small speck of the universe,” Nelson said.
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