The turquoise plumes and faded strands of the Tarantula Nebula seem to flood the LMC as ocean currents rush into space.
“The Hubble Space Telescope has released stunning images of gas clouds and twinkling stars swirling several times in this galaxy,” NASA officials wrote in a statement. spaceWednesday (27/7/2022).
However, in most LMC images, the colors are completely different from the ones seen here. “For this image, the researchers replaced the regular R filter, which picks up red light and replaced it with a filter that lets in near-infrared light. In conventional images, hydrogen gas appears pink because it is red. is brightest in colour. Here, however, another, less prominent emission line dominates the new and green filter.”
This LMC image was taken as part of an initiative called the Archive Pure Parallel Project (APPP), which includes more than 1,000 images taken using Hubble’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 and other telescope science instruments.
APPP data can be used to study various astronomical features and effects, including gravitational lenses, cosmic shear, stars of variable mass, and distant galaxies. The data can also be used to complement observations collected at other wavelengths to depict a more detailed view of the universe.