This is one of the first images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
Courtsey of NASA - Full ackowledgement must go to NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute' (STScI). J. DePasquale, A. Pagan, and A. Koekemoer
It is very much appreciated being able to use this spectacular image.
This is available in all three sizes as a virtually square image: 18", 32" and 48" depths. It comes in Acrylic, Aluminium and Framed Backlit all limited editions. (When selecting choose 18,32 or 48 and this selects the depth.)
What is the image??
Taken with the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), the picture reveals the once-hidden features of the protostar within the dark cloud L1527. The clouds within the Taurus star-forming region are only visible in infrared light.
The (baby) protostar is obscured within the "neck" of the hourglass-like formation. Across the middle, an edge-on protoplanetary disk appears as a dark line and light from the protostar leaks around the disk, illuminating cavities within the surrounding gas and dust. The blue and orange clouds outline cavities that are created as material moves away from the protostar, colliding with surrounding matter.
Blue areas are where dust between Webb and the clouds is the thinnest, while the thicker layer of dust creates the orange pockets. In addition, the shot also reveals filaments of molecular hydrogen that have been shocked as the protostar ejects material away from it. The upper central region displays bubble-like shapes due to stellar "burps."
(Full ackowledgement must go to NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). It is very much appreciated being able to use this iconic image.
JWST Image of The Hour Glass
This beautiful image captured from deep space is available as limited edition, unique wall art. Standard sizes range from 18″ to 48″ width. Choose from either Acrylic, giving a modern glass-like look or the stunning Framed and Backlit option. Or now the more affordable Fine Art Print range. I deliver worldwide. All images and types make a stunning centre piece in any room. To see examples of these images in situ, please go to INSPIRATION