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NASA Scientists Capture Breathtaking Photos of The Tarantula Nebula

NASA’s latest space telescope has captured breathtaking pictures of the universe beyond our planet. Through a Kaleidoscopic sequence of colorful photos, the James Webb telescope gives us a view of the brightest and largest star-forming area beyond the Milky Way galaxy. 

NASA’s Kaleidoscope images pictures of formerly unseen Tarantula Nebula 

Interestingly the NASA telescope discovered a collection of composite photos that span 340 light-years throughout the boundless vastness of the universe. Hundreds of thousands of formerly unseen photos of the Tarantula Nebula, which were earlier obscured from sight by space dust, were captured by James Webb’s thermal camera. The spirals of dust, radiation, and dust that simulate a spider’s limbs and fur gave the star nursery its arachnid moniker.

The telescope’s use of mid-infrared frequencies allowed it to capture highly detailed photos of the before unexplored galactic environment, something astronomers praised.

A portion of the Large Magellanic Cloud constellation can be found approximately 161,000 light-years away from the Earth in the form of the cosmic tarantula. These stars rank among the brightest and largest ones we know. Utilizing high-resolution infrared equipment and Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), scientists using the new telescope managed to focus on the cluster that resembled a tarantula.

NIRCam can pick the radiation of the earliest galaxies and stars 

Besides the Kuipert Belt and Milky Way stars, the NIRCam can pick up radiation from the earliest galaxies and stars. With coronagraphs, instruments used by the NIRCam, scientists can take pictures of extremely tiny objects close to a center bright star, including stellar systems such as the Tarantula Nebula.

A week ago, NASA revealed that the Webb Telescope had observed the “first direct image of the planet outside our solar system.” In addition, NASA highlighted a sequence of exoplanets adding that the telescope will continue studying distant worlds. Interestingly, the James Webb Space Telescope team indicates that it is in a position to solve mysteries of the solar system by looking beyond space around other galaxies. 

Written by Payal Gupta

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