Scientists call the region of deep space ‘where stars are born’

This region of deep space owes its name, “where stars are born,” to the fact that new stars are being formed and to the appearance of plumes of some of the thick clouds of dust and gas that make up the raw material from which suns are formed.

These clouds, like crucibles, house stars forming inside.

The image was recently taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, which is owned by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, and the space agencies of the United States, Europe and Canada, respectively. It is the sharpest and most detailed of all that has been taken from this cosmic region so far.

The image was captured in the mid-infrared range, allowing details that might not have been captured or go unnoticed. As a result, clouds appear with amazing clarity and contrast.

In the region shown in the image, there are thousands of stars, but they are not visible in the image because they emit very little radiation in the mid-infrared range. The imaged region is part of the Eagle Nebula, which is located 6,500 light-years from Earth.


Source: NCYT

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