NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveals unprecedented details of the center of our galaxy

Once again, the space agency’s instrument improves our understanding of the reality of the universe.

Image of the Sagittarius C region in the center of the Milky Way.

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The universe is so immense that it would be impossible to predict its extent. However, our galaxy, the Milky Way, is a most recognized area of ​​the cosmos, into which humans can peer thanks to devices such as the James Webb space telescope, which on this occasion brings us a splendid view of the center of our galaxy and also, unknown details till the date.

Journey to the center of the Milky Way

The image that you can see on the cover of the article, also in the publication below these lines, corresponds to a Milky Way region named as Sagittarius C and which turns out to be a hive of stars. Samuel Crowe, a researcher at the University of Virginia, assures that:

Webb reveals an incredible amount of detail, allowing us to study star formation in these types of environments in a way that had not been possible previously.

Jonathan Tan, a professor at the same university and Samuel Crowe’s main advisor, assures that This is one of the most extreme regions in our galaxy and that thanks to this characteristic it will be possible to test theories of star formation.

To give you an idea, in the image of this region, which has also published the official account of the James Webb telescope, are counted around 500,000 starsin addition to a protostar clusterwhich are those reddish flashes that seem to be cooking the stars that are about to be formed in their entirety.

The light from these protostars is so intense that those stars that are in the background cannot be captured by James Webb, since otherwise we would be faced with an image even more full of points in the immensity of the cosmos. Furthermore, the bluish color What you can see in the image is the interpretation that the telescope has made of a ionized hydrogen cloudwhich will have to be studied in depth, in the same way that they are also mysterious the needle-shaped structureswhich seem to go in different directions.

Ruben Fedriani He is a researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia and ventures to make a quick x-ray from one of the most spectacular regions of our galaxy:

The center of the galaxy is a tumultuous and crowded place. There are magnetized and turbulent clouds of gas that form stars, which impact the gas around them with their winds, jets and radiation. Webb has provided us with large amounts of data from this extreme environment and we are beginning to delve into it.

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