James Webb Space Telescope sees baby stars in Orion Nebula

Newborn stars still shrouded in cocoons of dust and gas are revealed in a new image of the famed Orion Nebula captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.

The photo, taken on Sunday (September 11) with the James Webb Space TelescopeNIRCam’s instrument reveals unprecedented details of the Orion Nebula, a well-known star-forming region visible even to the naked eye. Fine structures in the dense dust and gas clouds that make up the nebula appear much more clearly in the image than in an earlier image captured by Webb’s predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope.

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