A Cosmic Tarantula is Captured by the James Webb Telescope

A Cosmic Tarantula is Captured by the James Webb Telescope

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  • September 12, 2022
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The images reveal a massive swirling region of gas and dust known as the Tarantula Nebula

The James Webb Telescope has been in the spotlight as it sends invisible images of the universe.

NASA recently released images of the Tarantula Nebula, a vast region of swirling gas and dust.


According to NASA, “In the Large Magellanic Cloud, only 161,000 light-years away, the Tarantula Nebula is the largest and brightest star-forming region in the Local Group of galaxies closest to our Milky Way. It is home to the hottest, most massive stars are known.”

Images of the Tarantula Nebula interest astronomers particularly interested in studying star formation. The new image shows “hot radiation from a massive group of young stars”.

With these results, NASA hopes “Webb will provide astronomers with the opportunity to compare and contrast observations of star formation in the Nebula with deep telescopic observations of distant galaxies in the actual era of cosmic noon.”


In general, the formation of stars or space has always been a mystery to humans. The James Webb Telescope continues to uncover unseen extraterrestrial realities as the world’s premier space science observatory.

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