The James Webb telescope discovered thousands of new stars
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has discovered thousands of new stars in the Tarantula Nebula. This is reported on the official website of the European Space Agency.
The Tarantula Nebula, also called 30 Doradus, is 161,000 light-years from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy. It is the largest and brightest star-bearing region in the group of galaxies closest to the Milky Way. Observations were made with three James Webb infrared instruments: the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam), the Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec), and the Near Infrared Webb Camera (NIRCam). The footage shows radiation from a cluster of massive young stars, columns of emerging protostars, and gas bubbles from individual newborn stars.
In August 2022, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope recorded a rare brown dwarf with 31 times the mass of Jupiter.