This is the amazing ‘pearl necklace’ captured by the James Webb telescope at the same spot where the first star explosion was observed.

The James Webb Telescope captured images never seen before Supernova SN 1987AThe star exploded in 1987 and is one of the most studied objects in space.

Details released last week provide important clues to our understanding How a Supernova Forms.

The star SN 1987A is located 168,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way. It has been the subject of intensive observations for almost 40 years at wavelengths ranging from gamma rays to radio.

James Webb telescope image of supernova SN 1987A.

debt: James Webb/NASA

Here’s how the image of the supernova captured by Webb looks like

In the picture you can see a central structure like the hole of a keyhole. around it, A series of bright rings They are ‘strings of pearls’ made up of bands of gas and dust ejected by stars in various stages of decay.

These objects collapse and explode, illuminated by the expanding shock waves that emerge at the last moment.

“The equatorial ring, formed from material ejected tens of thousands of years before the supernova explosion, contains bright hot spots that appeared when the supernova shock wave hit the ring,” NASA said.

While these structures have been observed to varying degrees by NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Web’s unmatched sensitivity and spatial resolution revealed a new feature in this supernova remnant: small-scale structures. half moon

These crescents are believed to be part of the outer layers of gas ejected by the supernova explosion. Their brightness may be a sign of limbic light, an optical phenomenon that results from seeing Matter that expands in three dimensions.

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In other words, to our point of view, these two crescents appear to have more meaning than they actually do.

The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest and most powerful in the world and can see the faintest and most distant galaxies.

The $10 billion Webb is considered the successor to the highly successful but aging Hubble Space Telescope.

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