Webb Captures New Views Of Star-Forming Region

  • Released Saturday, March 9, 2024

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has taken two new images of the star-forming region NGC 604, located in the Triangulum galaxy, 2.7 million light-years away from Earth.

Sheltered among these dusty envelopes of gas are more than 200 of the hottest, most massive kinds of stars, all in the early stages of their lives. The largest of these stars can have more than 100 times the mass of our own Sun.

How stars are born and how they interact with their environments are two big questions in astronomy today that are actively being studied with the Webb telescope. In this new image, Webb is showing us parts of the story of star formation that we could never see before, revealing more about the universe and our place in it.

For more information, visit https://webb.nasa.gov/.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Paul Morris: Lead Producer
Dr. Jane Rigby: Voiceover
Hannah Braun, STScI: Script


Music Credit:
"Into Orbit" by Laurent Dury [SACEM] via Koka Media [SACEM], Universal Production Music France [SACEM], and Universal Production Music.

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This page was originally published on Saturday, March 9, 2024.
This page was last updated on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 9:48 PM EST.


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