nasa james webb space telescope captures orion nebula in lovely detail [watch]
(Photo : NASA, ESA, CSA (via PDRs4All ERS Team)) This is a composite image from several filters that represents emission from ionized gas, hydrocarbons, molecular gas, dust and scattered starlight. Most prominent is the Orion Bar, a wall of dense gas and dust that runs from the top left to the bottom right in this image, and that contains the bright star θ2 Orionis A.

Recently published photos acquired by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveal the Orion Nebula (JWST) show, a star-forming area located 1,350 light-years distant from Earth.

According to Agence France-Presse (via NDTV), the images revealed on Monday by a group of worldwide specialists were produced by more than 100 scientists from 18 countries.

How Orion Nebula Looks Like From JWST

The composite picture, which combines the output of multiple distinct filters, displays ionized gas, hydrocarbons, molecular gas, dust, and scattered starlight.

The item that jumps out the most in the picture is the Orion Bar, which extends from the top left to the bottom right and contains the brilliant star 2 Orionis A. Another way to describe it is as a dense wall of gas and dust.

A group of bright, young, massive stars known as the Trapezium Cluster, located just off the top right of the image, illuminates the whole area. The intense UV radiation from the Trapezium cluster in the upper right, which is also steadily degrading the Orion Bar, produces a hot, ionized environment.

According to PDRs4All, molecules and dust can last longer in the thick Bar’s protective environment. Yet, the region’s spike in stellar activity creates an incredible diversity of filaments, globules, young stars with discs, and voids.

On sizes, as tiny as 40 astronomical units, or around the size of our solar system, the most recent images reveal a variety of spectacular formations.

According to a news release from the University of Michigan, these formations contain several dense matter filaments that may lead to the birth of a new generation of stars.

As part of the Early Release Science program, researchers from more than 100 institutions in 18 different countries worked under  PDRs4All to obtain the images.

nasa james webb space telescope captures orion nebula in lovely detail [watch]

(Photo : NASA, ESA, CSA (via PDRs4All ERS Team))
This is a composite image from several filters that represents emission from ionized gas, hydrocarbons, molecular gas, dust and scattered starlight. Most prominent is the Orion Bar, a wall of dense gas and dust that runs from the top left to the bottom right in this image, and that contains the bright star θ2 Orionis A.

About Orion Nebula

Between the stars Alnitak, Saif, and Rigel is a vast, thick cloud of interstellar dust and gas. One of the Milky Way’s most studied and captured features, the Orion Nebula effectively acts as a nursery for young stars.

The Herbig-Haro object HH 505 is surrounded by a stunning area in the Orion Nebula, which was also recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope of NASA/ESA.

The star IX Ori, which appears in the picture as a beautifully curved structure, is the source of these outflows in the case of HH 505, according to NASA.

Due to their contact with the immense gas flow and dust coming from the nebula’s center, they are twisted into sinuous arcs.

The area closest to Earth where stars develop is the Orion Nebula, 1,500 light-years distant. This image was created by astronomers using 520 Hubble pictures in five different hues. To complete the nebula, they also used images taken from the ground. The ACS mosaic covers the apparent angular size of the full moon.

Keyword: NASA James Webb Space Telescope Captures Orion Nebula in Lovely Detail [Watch]

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