Good Morning. It’s November 21, and today’s photo takes us into the heart of our galaxy.
In particular, the image from the James Webb Space Telescope features a star-forming region called Sagittarius C, which is about 300 light-years from the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.
According to the astronomers, there are 500,000 stars in this image. Because the center of the galaxy is close to 25,000 light-years—compared to the depth of other galaxies to our own—Webb can understand many details about each star. This image, in particular, will provide important insights into the nature of star formation.
Here are some more details on this image from the European Space Agency: “At the heart of this young cluster is a previously known, massive protostar more than 30 times the size of the Sun.” A cloud of protostars is emerging to be the density of the light. From the stars behind it can not reach Webb, which makes it seem that it is not filled when it is one of the densest areas of the picture. is ruled.”
Source: NASA, ESA, CSA, STSCI, S. Crowe.
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