韦伯揭示了创生之柱的新细节

Our James Webb Space Telescope has captured a new image of the famous Pillars of Creation—first imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995—that reveals new details about the region. The three-dimensional pillars look like majestic rock formations but are far more permeable. These columns are made up of cool interstellar gas and dust that sometimes appear semi-transparent in near-infrared light.

Webb’s new view of the Pillars of Creation will help researchers revamp their models of star formation by identifying far more precise counts of newly formed stars, along with the quantities of gas and dust in the region. Over time, they will begin to build a clearer understanding of how stars form and burst out of these dusty clouds over millions of years.

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Image Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI; Joseph DePasquale (STScI), Anton M. Koekemoer (STScI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI).


NASA的詹姆斯·韦伯太空望远镜拍摄到了著名的创生之柱的新图像,该图像于1995年首次由哈勃太空望远镜拍摄,韦伯的新图像揭示了该地区的新细节。这些三维柱子看起来像雄伟的岩层,但渗透性更强。这些柱状物由冷的星际气体和尘埃组成,它们有时在近红外光下呈半透明。

韦伯对创生之柱的新观点将帮助研究人员通过更精确地确定新形成恒星的数量,以及该地区气体和尘埃的数量,来改进恒星形成模型。随着时间的推移,他们将开始更清楚地了解数百万年来恒星是如何从这些尘土飞扬的云层中形成和爆发。

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影像来源:NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI; Joseph DePasquale (STScI), Anton M. Koekemoer (STScI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI).

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