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James Webb telescope has a new telescope, clearer picture Made from the iconic nebula formation Pillars of Creationor pillars of creation. The image is much more detailed than the last image taken by the Hubble Telescope in 2014.
The Pillars of Creation are known as one of the most amazing phenomena in space. The general public first became aware of the phenomenon in 1995, when Hubble picture made of.
The enchanting image of huge pillars where young stars are forming has spread around the world. In that first shot, the columns still look huge, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, they are clouds of gas and dust that form the so-called Eagle Nebula in the constellation Serpent, about 6,500 light-years from Earth.
In 2014, the Hubble telescope captured a much clearer picture of the formation of the nebula. A photo of her can be seen above on the left. On the right is the most recent image taken by the James Webb Telescope using infrared light. Column features are now clearer and more transparent. There are also more stars to be observed.
In this video, NASA explains what the natural phenomenon is based on the new image:
NASA says the bright red orbs at the edges of the pillars — easily visible at the top of the central and right-handed poles — are young stars. These are huge balls of gas and dust that collapsed by their own gravity and slowly heated up.
New in the image are red-brown waves that are almost lava-like at the edges. NASA estimates that these “emissions from stars still forming in gas” are only a few hundred thousand years old. This is relatively small, compared to the rest of the dust plumes that are several million years old.
The new images will allow astronomers to update their models for new star formation. They can also more accurately count and determine the number of newly formed stars.
Launched late last year, the James Webb Telescope has been observing the universe with infrared sensors since this summer. The telescope cost nearly 10 billion euros and is the successor to Hubble. Scientists hope to discover the first galaxies with it, in order to learn more about the Big Bang, the origin of the universe.
Here’s how the James Webb Space Telescope works:
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