Webb captured a burst of star formation triggered by two colliding spiral galaxies called Orb 220. This event is the closest ultra-luminous galactic merger to Earth.
The Wolf-Rayet star WR 124 was one of the first discoveries by the James Webb Space Telescope, discovered in June 2022.
This Web telescope photo of Cassiopeia A, a supernova remnant 11,000 light-years from Earth, shows stunning detail.
Webb’s image of the ice giant Uranus shows the planet’s incredible rings and the bright haze covering its north polar cap (right). A bright cloud is on the edge of the cap and the second is seen on the left.
The James Webb Space Telescope captured 50,000 infrared light sources in a new image of the new galaxy, the Pandoras Cluster. The cluster acts like a magnifying glass, allowing astronomers to see more distant galaxies behind it.
The stars shine through the faint material of the Chameleon I dark molecular cloud, 630 light-years from Earth.
The James Webb Space Telescope discovered NGC 346, one of the most energetic star-forming regions near the Milky Way, located in a dwarf galaxy known as the Small Magellanic Cloud.
Two galaxies, known as II ZW96, form a spiral when they merge in the constellation Delphinus.
The James Webb Space Telescope revealed features of a new protostar forming.
The James Webb Space Telescope captured a new perspective on the Pillars of Creation in mid-infrared light. The dust in this star-forming region is brighter than the stars, and resembles ghostly figures.
Webb captured a more detailed snapshot Pillars of Creation, A view of three looming towers made of interstellar dust and gas, containing newly formed stars. The region, located within the Eagle Nebula, about 6,500 light-years from Earth, was previously captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, producing an image considered “iconic” by space observers.
The two stars in WR140 produce dust shells every eight years that look like rings captured by the Webb telescope.
The James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope contributed to this image of the galaxy pair VV 191. Webb detected the bright elliptical galaxy (left) and spiral galaxy (right) in infrared light, and Hubble collected data in visible and ultraviolet light.
Webb captured the clearest view of Neptune’s rings for more than 30 years.
Inner part of The Orion Nebula Seen by the telescope’s NIRCam instrument. The film reveals intricate details about how stars and planetary systems form.
NASA released the mosaic image Tarantula Nebula Tuesday, Sept. 6. The image, spanning 340 light-years, shows tens of thousands of young stars previously obscured by cosmic dust.
The new image of the Phantom Galaxy, 32 million light-years from Earth, combines data from the James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope.
NASA Posted a picture Monday, August 22 shows Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot appearing white.
Webb’s landscape-like scene, called “Cosmic Cliffs,” is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. The telescope’s infrared view reveals previously unseen regions of star birth.
The five galaxies of Stephen’s Quintet can be seen here in a new light. The galaxies appear to dance with each other, showing how these interactions drive galaxy evolution.
This side-by-side comparison shows observations of the Southern Ring Nebula in right-hand infrared, left, and mid-infrared light from NASA’s Webb Telescope. The Southern Ring Nebula is 2,000 light-years from Earth. This large planetary nebula includes an expanding cloud of gas around a dying star and a secondary star earlier in its evolution.
President Joe Biden Published one of the first images of the web On July 11, it was the “deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe,” according to NASA. The image shows SMACS 0723, where a large cluster of galaxies acts as a magnifying glass for the objects behind them. Called gravitational lensing, Webb created the first deep-field view of incredibly old and distant, faint galaxies.