Behold, directly overhead, a certain strange star was suddenly seen...
Amazed, and as if astonished and stupefied, I stood still.

— Tycho Brahe


NASA’s Webb Telescope Captures Rarely Seen Prelude to Supernova

WR124The rare sight of a Wolf-Rayet star – among the most luminous, most massive, and most briefly detectable stars known – was one of the first observations made by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope in June 2022. Webb shows the star, WR 124, in unprecedented detail with its powerful infrared instruments.

February Meeting: James Webb Space Telescope

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/08/2022 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

JWSTMonthly meeting of the North Jersey Astronomical Group. Details below. Our meetings are being held virtually on Zoom until further notice. Free; registration required.