Wolf-Rayet Star WR 124
Wolf-Rayet Star WR 124
The Wolf-Rayet star WR 124 is in the middle of the above image was captured by the Webb Space Telescope.
The picture is a combination of long-exposure near- and mid-infrared shots.
The image shows six-pointed diffraction spikes caused by the telescope's hexagonal primary mirror.
Two cameras were used to obtain this composite image: a near-infrared and a mid-infrared camera.
We cannot see infrared light but can feel it as heat.
So, the above image is fake, made to appear visible using clever image-editing software.
However, we can see the structure of the nebula surrounding WR 124, with background objects such as stars and galaxies populating the field of view.
Astronomers don't know for sure what we see in the image, but it looks like material 'ejected' from the star.
Nevertheless, we witness in this image electricity forming immense tadpole-like structures that look like they are swimming toward the star with streaming tails.
Lightning discharges dominate the scene
Wolf-Rayet stars are centers of intense electrical activity in the Galaxy.
The distance of 15,000 light years is probably incorrect because redshift measurements relied upon by astronomers are known to have a component of 'youthfulness' rather than solely being 'distance' measurements.
If anything, the nebula looks like an area of intense star formation.
Astronomers assume from incorrectly interpreted redshift measurements that the WR 124 nebula is 2 light years across.
But it actually may be much bigger than that.
Identifying the region as an expanding shell of 'gas and dust' is a gross mistake as that description is typically rattled off the tongue without thought. Such a description is simply an interpretation using the flawed paradigm suggesting that WR 124 is an 'old' star about to explode like a bomb, hence the wrong idea that it is a precursor of a catastrophe.
Astronomy is not a settled science, and we are at liberty to interpret what is depicted in Webb's composite image as it is all new to us.
An electrical explanation makes more sense as it can be experimented on in plasma physics laboratories.
Science is about theorizing and experimenting in order to bolster hypotheses. It starkly contrasts the wild and faulty math-based ideas currently in vogue.
In time, the gravity-centered nonsense currently used by misled astronomers to explain what they see through telescopes will be abandoned as Webb reveals more and more electrical activity in the night sky.
Wolf-Rayet Star WR 124 shows that we live in an Electric Universe.