Space Sparks Episode 10: Wolf-Rayet 124 - A Star in Transition

A Wolf-Rayet star is a rare prelude to the famous final act of a massive star: the supernova. 

As one of its first observations in 2022, the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope captured the Wolf-Rayet star WR 124 in unprecedented detail. Learn more in this Space Sparks episode.


Directed by: Bethany Downer 
Editing: Nico Bartmann
Web and technical support: Enciso Systems
Written by: Bethany Downer 
Music: Stellardrone - The Belt of Orion
Footage and photos: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team, DSS, N. Bartmann (ESA/Webb), E. Slawik, N. Risinger, D. de Martin (ESA/Webb), M. Zamani (ESA/Webb)

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Release date:14 March 2023, 19:00
Related releases:weic2307
Duration:01 m 51 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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