NASA has unveiled a stunning image captured by the Webb Space Telescope, showcasing a star in the last stages before going supernova. The image was showcased at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, and features a star 15,000 light-years away. The telescope used its infrared abilities to capture the star’s outer layer flung into space, which shimmers in a delicate purple. The Hubble Space Telescope previously captured the same transitioning star, but without such intricate details. The star, known as WR 124, is 30 times larger than our sun and has already shed enough material to account for 10 suns.

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