NASA Shares Stellar Snapshot of Nearby Galaxy
The first photos taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, one of the most complex spacecraft ever launched, will be released by NASA in a few days.
In the interim, the space agency is honouring the long weekend by making images from the Hubble Space Telescope, Webb's predecessor.
This features a breathtaking image of a neighbouring galaxy sending cosmic dust waves through space
A recent Instagram post on NASA's account claims that the image is of the Tarantula Nebula, a portion of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a galaxy that is close to the Milky Way.
Images of the LMC haven't typically been that peaceful
Researchers at NASA Hubble replaced the red light-selecting lens filter with a near-infrared light-passing filter to get this image "The post by NASA says
The end result is that new, less apparent emission lines encompassing blue and green tones have taken the place of the primary hydrogen gases, which normally present an image brimming with pink hues.
The space agency then uses this image to evaluate and generate other comparable images utilising newly discovered data and methods.
The report continues, "Unique evidence like this helps throw new light on our knowledge of the cosmos."
"This information is a result of a project that assembled and edited over 1,000 Hubble telescope photos
This set of data is used to investigate a variety of astronomical subjects, such as gravitational lensing the way that the gravity of large galaxies bends lightas well
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