Webb Catches A Cosmic Tarantula
Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team
Published: October 5, 2022
In this mosaic image stretching 340 light-years across, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) displays the Tarantula Nebula star-forming region in a new light, including tens of thousands of never-before-seen young stars that were previously shrouded in cosmic dust. The most active region appears to sparkle with massive young stars, appearing pale blue.
More information: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/a-cosmic-tarantula-caught-by-nasa-s-webb