Check out this photo of a star about to die that was captured by the James Webb telescope

It looks incredible! The James Webb telescope captured and took a photo of a star about to diewhich is larger than the Sun and which is going through a stage where it is difficult to observe, so the image obtained by the NASA instrument becomes more important.

The dying star captured by the Webb telescope

It was the very same National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States, better known as NASA, which shared on its social networks, as on his official Twitter account, The photo that the James Webb telescope captured of a star about to die.

James Webb telescope captures dying star.
Twitter: @NasaWebb // James Webb telescope captures dying star.

Yes, according to the agency, the massive star WR124 is ending up as a supernovabut right now it goes through a short stage called Wolf-Rayet (WR) that is hard to see.

However, experts managed to capture it thanks to the James Webb Space Telescopeand observed impressive details of the star that is about to die.

What is known about this star?

As we told you here above, it is the star WR124, which is located 15,000 light years from Earth, in the constellation Sagittarius. In addition, it is known that it measures about thirty times more than the Sun and that it has thrown material into space equivalent to ten suns..

In the case of the photo of this dying star captured by the James Webb telescope, it looks like an explosion, a set of clouds ejected by a luminous point that have different colors.

The dying star captured by the James Webb telescope.
Photo: NASA // Photo of the dying star captured by the James Webb telescope.

And it is that the infrared light of the telescope allowed to see the gas and dust that surround the star.

In addition, about the death of this star, NASA astronomers explained in their release that those that cross through the Wolf-Rayet phase also represent new beginnings, because in the clouds that surround them, cosmic dust is formed that is composed of elements that make up the universe, and that could create new stars and planets.

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