The James Webb Space Telescope has captured stunning images of the final stages of a dying star.
These images show the Ring Nebula, a structure of glowing gas.
A ring nebula is formed when a dying star ejects most of its material into space, creating a halo of various colors.
The dying star was located 2600 light-years from Earth and was photographed by the James Webb Telescope’s Near Infrared Camera.
These images not only show the upper structure of the nebula, but also shed light on its interior.
The scientists who released the images said that Sun-like stars end their lives by ejecting matter, creating beautiful nebulae that glow with radiation.
He said that the same will happen with our sun after several billion years.
The different colors of the nebula are made up of chemical elements, and experts hope that analysis of these images will give them a chance to learn more about the complex process by which the nebula’s structure is formed.
Similarly, it will be known how long the life span of the stars is and what elements they release into space at the end of their life.