NASA James Webb Telescope Captures Cosmic Tarantula
NASA's Webb telescope has recorded the Tarantula Nebula in fine detail, revealing previously undiscovered features.
Officially known as 30 Doradus, favourite of astronomers interested in star formation because of its hazy filaments that resemble hairy spider legs.
Light from distant galaxies has been extended into the infrared spectrum by the universe's expansion.
Tarantula Nebula's chemical makeup is similar to giant star-forming areas seen a few billion years after the Big Bang, when star creation peaked.
Tarantula is a 161,000-light-year-away example of this age of cosmic creation.
Astronomers are hopeful that Webb, the most powerful space telescope ever constructed, will usher in a new era of discovery.
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