Zoom Into Wolf-Rayet 124

This video takes the viewer on a journey through space to one of Webb’s first observations in 2022, the Wolf-Rayet star WR 124, seen here in unprecedented detail.

Despite being the scene of an impending stellar ‘death’, astronomers also look to Wolf-Rayet stars for insights into new beginnings. Cosmic dust is forming in the turbulent nebulas surrounding these stars, dust that is composed of the heavy-element building blocks of the modern Universe, including life on Earth.

Credit:

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)
Music: Tonelabs – The Red North (www.tonelabs.com)

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Release date:14 March 2023, 19:00
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Duration:01 m 00 s
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