NASA released another image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope of the Pillars of Creation, while the image provided by the agency last week provided a detailed look at the formation of stars in the region, the latest image is a more terrifying and more exciting image..
The image was taken by the Web Mid-Infrared Tool (Mary) in orange and black is definitely in time, given that Halloween is only a few days away. Engadget.
A new picture of the pillars of creation
NASA says the show provides a new perspective on the pillars of creation, with an emphasis on gas and dust in the region.
A picture was taken last week with a camera web near infrared (Nercam) which was able to peer through the dust plumes to spot thousands of new stars in the region in more detail than before.
However, many stars are not bright enough to shine at the wavelengths they focus on.Mary
With this image, NASA said, astronomers have higher-resolution mid-infrared light data than has been available in the past.
The agency says the researchers will look at the finer movements of dust to form a three-dimensional landscape of the Pillars of Creation. This will help develop a deeper understanding of how stars are formed.
The Pillars of Creation are in the Eagle Nebula, 6,500 light-years away. If you’re wondering how wide it all is, take a look at the bright red star that juts out from the right side of the upper pillar, about halfway.
NASA said the star and its dusty shroud are larger than our entire solar system, which may or may not lead to an existential crisis or two. I wish you a wonderful Halloween weekend.