NASA’s Webb telescope provides look at distant star-forming region

NASA and the European Space Agency released a colorful new image of a star-forming region captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.

The picture of nebula N79, released on Tuesday, was captured with the telescope’s Mid-InfraRed Instrument and shows the complex region, which spans 1,630 light-years, according to the ESA.

It’s always darkest before the dawn.

This image from the Webb telescope shows N79, a massive star-forming region. At mid-infrared wavelengths, Webb reveals glowing gas and dust deep within the clouds, as well as embedded baby stars:

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“This particular image centres on one of the three giant molecular cloud complexes, dubbed N79 South (S1 for short). The distinct ‘starburst’ pattern surrounding this bright object is a series of diffraction spikes,” the ESA said in a
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