First Images of Stars, Galaxies and Cosmos From NASA’s Webb Telescope Are Stunning

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The James Webb Space Telescope has finally released its first full-color images this week and the results are nothing short of breathtaking.

Let’s take a look!

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More about Carina Nebula:

Called the Cosmic Cliffs, Webb’s seemingly three-dimensional picture looks like craggy mountains on a moonlit evening. In reality, it is the edge of the giant, gaseous cavity within NGC 3324, and the tallest “peaks” in this image are about 7 light-years high.

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More about Stephan’s Quintet:

With its powerful, infrared vision and extremely high spatial resolution, Webb shows never-before-seen details in this galaxy group. Sparkling clusters of millions of young stars and starburst regions of fresh star birth grace the image. Sweeping tails of gas, dust and stars are being pulled from several of the galaxies due to gravitational interactions. Most dramatically, Webb captures huge shock waves as one of the galaxies, NGC 7318B, smashes through the cluster.

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More about Southern Ring Nebula:

The dimmer star at the center of this scene has been sending out rings of gas and dust for thousands of years in all directions, and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has revealed for the first time that this star is cloaked in dust.

Two cameras aboard Webb captured the latest image of this planetary nebula, cataloged as NGC 3132, and known informally as the Southern Ring Nebula. It is approximately 2,500 light-years away.

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More about Webb’s Deep Field:

Thousands of galaxies – including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared – have appeared in Webb’s view for the first time. This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length by someone on the ground.

For more information about the future of the Webb Telescope, visit their site here.

Source: https://twistedsifter.com/2022/07/first-images-of-stars-galaxies-and-cosmos-from-nasas-webb-telescope-are-stunning/

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