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Sep 13, 2022

James Webb Space Telescope captures Orion Nebula with ‘breathtaking’ details

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Hubble walked so that JWST could run.

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured the most detailed and painstakingly sharp images ever taken of the inner region of the Orion Nebula, known as the “picture book of star formation.” The stellar nursery is situated in the constellation Orion, 1,350 light-years away from Earth.


NASA, ESA, CSA, PDRs4All ERS Team; image processing Salomé Fuenmayor.

The images were obtained as part of the Early Release Science program and involved more than 100 scientists in 18 countries, in a collaboration called PDRs4All, according to a release. The team, which comprised institutions including the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Western University in Canada, and the University of Michigan, started the project in 2017 and waited for five long years to get the data.

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