First Images From The James Webb Space Telescope
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These first images show the world’s largest and most powerful space telescope Web in full force, ready to begin its groundbreaking mission to the infrared world.
This view of bright star-filled “mountains” and “valleys” is actually the tip of a nearby star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. The image was captured in infrared light by NASA‘s new James Webb Space Telescope, revealing the birthplaces of previously extinct stars for the first time.
Called Cosmic Cliffs, this web hologram looks like cliffs on a moonlit night. This is actually the tip of the gas giant within NGC 3324, and the tallest “peak” in this image spans about 7 light years. Intense ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds from the young, hot, massive stars at the bubble’s center have created a deep cavernous landscape over the region shown in this figure.