Pan of the Southern Ring Nebula (NIRCam Image)

This video features Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) image of the Southern Ring Nebula.

The bright star at the centre of NGC 3132, while prominent when viewed by the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Telescope in near-infrared light, plays a supporting role in sculpting the surrounding nebula. A second star, barely visible at lower left along one of the bright star’s diffraction spikes, is the nebula’s source. It has ejected at least eight layers of gas and dust over thousands of years.

Data from Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) were used to make this extremely detailed image. It is teeming with scientific information — and research will begin following its release.


NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, and the Webb ERO Production Team
Music: Stellardrone - Stardome

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Release date:12 July 2022, 16:58
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Duration:30 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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