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New James Webb Images From NASA

Joshua earned an MBA from USF and writes mostly about software and technology.

The James Webb telescope launched into space on December 25th, 2021.

The James Webb telescope launched into space on December 25th, 2021.

Just in case you haven't seen some of my favorite images ever taken from space, I thought I would post them here. It's been a long time coming for the James Webb Telescope to put out new images.

These new screen savers of mine were created with the combined efforts of NASA, CSA (Canadian Space Agency), and ESA (European Space Agency). The full capabilities of the James Webb telescope have created some of the most detailed astronomy imagery ever. The beauty of these images is only a peak of what will come in the future.

If this telescope survives space for more than 20 years, who knows what we will find? Below are only a few of the images posted by NASA, but my favorite of the bunch.

NGC 3324

This first image above in the Carina Nebula area of space is called NGC 3324. The image was captured in infrared because areas of this region were previously invisible.

his spectacular view of the edge of a young, start-forming area (star birth) is full of breathtaking mountainous and valley-like views covered in star glitter. This just so happens to be my new screen saver on my Mac.

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NGC 3132 - Southern Ring Nebula

The Southern Ring Nebula shown in the above image was created by Webb using its near-infrared camera. This pair of stars located here create jagged rings as they orbit one another in what can be described as a tight orbit.

A star is responsible for the eight layers of dust and gas that have been ejected here for over thousands of years. This area of space is approximately 2,000 light years away.

HGC 92 - Stephan's Quintet

Stephan's Quintet is the largest image yet to come from the Webb telescope as of July 2022. This photo was constructed from some 1,000 separate image files to create this spectacular final product.

This grouping of galaxies was created using a combination of Near-Infrared and Mid-Infrared cameras. This area has been viewed before but never with such a crisp view that the James Webb telescope provides. This group of galaxies is also called the Hickson Compact Group (HGC 92).

I will continue to update this article with more James Webb images as they start appearing in the public domain.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Joshua Crowder

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