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.


NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team, N. Bartmann (ESA/Webb)
Music: Stellardrone – Twilight


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Release date:14 March 2023, 19:00
Related releases:weic2307
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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