James Webb Telescope shows the Tarantula Nebula

The POT published some new images taken by the james webb telescope. It is the Tarantula Nebula located about 161 thousand light years away from Earth.

This zone of space is determined to be a region of gas, dust and young stars. Behind the technology, which captures infrared light from space objects, according to information published by the POT.

NIRCam is the name of the camera integrated into the telescope. Thanks to this innovation, the Nebula managed to be detailed to such an extent that it is considered “the home of a burrowing tarantula, covered with its silk”.

“A range of high-resolution infrared instruments from webbworking together, reveal the stars, structure, and composition of the nebula in a level of detail not previously possible.

Despite being known as the Tarantula Nebula, its original name is 30 Doradus. This is colloquially classified as an arachnid, so it can be seen visually in the images.

Previously, 30 Golden was captured by the Hubble telescope. The same showed some first photographs in which some thin “legs” can be seen, these formed by filaments of dust and gas.

“Only the denser surrounding areas of the nebula resist erosion by the powerful stellar winds of the stars, forming pillars that seem to point towards the cluster,” NASA explained after determining and collecting the data provided by webb.

Likewise, these pillars in which the space agency participated are dotted with protostars, these are in an early phase of their formation.

Finally, the group of researchers pointed out that the star could be older, but thanks to NIRSpec -James Webb’s near-infrared spectrograph-, it was known that “the star was beginning to emerge from its pillar and still maintained an insulating cloud of dust around it.” your surroundings”.

Main news source: POT.

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