The James Webb telescope captured more interesting images, this time focusing on the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Specifically, it is about images from the star-forming regionwhich is known as Archer CSgr C for short.
This region is located about 300 light-years from the supermassive black hole of the Sagittarius A galaxy and more than 25,000 light-years from Earth. Overall, it is located in this area more than 500,000 stars and various protostar clusters, which are stars that are still forming and gaining mass. Basically, it’s a big mess, which is also evident from the pictures.
According to Professor Jonathan Tan from the University of Virginia, who assisted the entire team, the galactic center is the most extreme environment in the Milky Way. At the same time, the high resolution and sensitivity of the Webb telescope can bring information that was previously impossible to access.
It is located in the center of this area massive protostar, which weighs over 30 times more than our Sun. This actually makes the area appear emptier than it actually is because this solar object blocks the light so that not all the stars in the area can be seen.
The data these images provide will enable scientists put current theories of star formation to the greatest test. For this purpose, the NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera), which is part of the Webb telescope, took extensive images of the emission of ionized hydrogen (blue color at the bottom of the image). This is probably the result of young and massive stars emitting photons. But the size of this area was a surprise for scientists, which deserves further study.
According to scientists, the new images will make it possible to understand the origin of a large part of the universe.