Pan of Wolf-Rayet 124
This features one of Webb’s first observations in 2022, the Wolf-Rayet star WR 124 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, N. Bartmann (ESA/Webb)
Music: Stellardrone – Twilight
About the Video
|Release date:||14 March 2023, 19:00|
|Frame rate:||25 fps|