The images show two nebulae (huge clouds of dust and gas that hover in space), a cluster of galaxies, and a cluster of five galaxies about 290 million light-years away.
But what does each super-telescope photo reveal? To understand this, G1 Spoke to experts and created infographics that detail 4 amazing images and compare them to similar records created by the famous Hubble Telescope.
This was the first color photograph released by the James Webb Space Telescope.
According to NASAthe image is Deepest and brightest infrared view of the universe ever seen, In this it is possible to see a group of galaxies, which is called SMS 0723As it was about 4.6 billion years ago.
The Cluster of Galaxies — Photo: Arte g1
The South Ring Nebula, also known as the “Eight-Burst” Nebula, was chosen by the Webb team for nothing.
“Watching this nebula is like seeing the future of the Sun. The Sun will turn into a planetary nebula.” [uma nuvem de gás em expansão que cerca uma estrela no fim de sua vida] One like this”, says astrophysicist Rosemar Riffel from the Federal University of Santa Maria.
According to NASA, two cameras on Webb captured the most recent image of this nebula located about 2,000 light-years from Earth. And for the first time, because of the large level of detail in this image, Webb was able to reveal that the star is covered in dust.
The Southern Ring Nebula — Photo: Arte G1
The Carina Nebula, sometimes called the Eta Carina Nebula, is the “opposite” of the South Ring, says Riffel: This is a star-forming region.
According to the US space agency, it is one of the largest and brightest nebulae in space, located about 7,600 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina.
The Stephen’s Quintet is a group of five galaxies (NGC7317, 7318A, 7318B, 7319 and 7320), the first of its kind to be discovered. It was the French astronomer Edouard Stéphane in 1877 who first described it.
Located about 290 million light years away from EarthAccording to NASA, in the constellation of Pegasus, the quintet is a fairly familiar object to amateur astronomers.