Science News Desk – US space agency NASA’s Webb Space Telescope has captured a rare and transient phase of a star that is on the verge of dying. NASA also shared its picture on Tuesday. In this picture, things like dust and gas are seen flying between the stars. The official name of the dying star is WR-124. It was about 30 times more massive than the Sun.
Macarena Garcia Marin, a scientist at the European Space Agency involved in the project, said that we have never seen this before. It’s really exciting. ‘The Webb Space Telescope’ was set up in late 2021, after which this is its first observation.
One of the first observations made by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope in June 2022 was a rare view of a Wolf-Rayet star — the brightest, most massive, and most compactly detectable yet. Powerful infrared device. This star was 15,000 light years away.
Stars such as WR 124 also serve as an analog to help astronomers understand an important period in the early history of the universe. Such dying stars first preferred the heavy elements in the young universe. Elements that are now common in the present era including Earth.