NASA released a new image of a massive star about to explode in unprecedented detail by the James Webb Space Telescope on Tuesday.
And using its powerful infrared instruments, the James Webb Telescope, the most powerful space observatory ever, documented a unique sighting of the “Wolf Rat” star last June, one of the brightest, largest and only short-lived stars in existence. Take some time to figure it out.
According to NASA’s official website, the star, 15,000 light-years away and 30 times the mass of the Sun, has so far released material equivalent to 10 Suns.
And “NASA” said that as the ejected gas cools away from the star, cosmic dust forms and glows in infrared light, making it detectable by the “James Webb” telescope.
And “NASA” talked about the importance of cosmic dust, astronomers are interested in the beginning of cosmic dust, because it can withstand a “supernova” explosion, and it is added to the total dust mass of the universe.
A “supernova” is an astronomical event that occurs during the last evolutionary stages of a massive star’s life, in which a massive stellar explosion occurs.
And a “supernova” is a bright point in the sky, a star that has reached the end of its life and exploded in what is called a “supernova”. According to the “I Believe in Science” website, a “supernova” can light up an entire galaxy and release as much energy as the Sun in its entire lifetime.
According to NASA, supernovae are the sources of the heaviest elements in the universe. Supernovae are the largest explosions in the universe.
Dust is an integral part of the workings of the universe, as it preserves the process of star formation, coalesces to form planets, and serves as a platform for particles to form and coalesce, including the basic building blocks of life. Earth, according to the US space agency.
And despite the many important roles played by dust, NASA told astronomers that there is still more dust in the universe than can be explained by current theories of dust formation.
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