This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth.
Image & caption credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed some stunning images of the universe taken from its James Webb Space Telescope.Webb’s first observations were selected by a group of representatives from NASA, ESA, CSA, and the Space Telescope Science Institute.“Every image is a new discovery," said NASA administrator Bill Nelson.
The release of Webb’s first images and spectra kicks off the beginning of Webb’s science operations, where astronomers around the world will have their chance to observe anything from objects within our solar system to the early universe using Webb’s four instruments.
The full set of the telescope’s first full-colour images and spectroscopic data, which uncover a collection of cosmic features elusive until now, are available on the official website of NASA https://www.nasa.gov/webbfirstimages.
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