First images from the James Webb Telescope are now being shared

Started by TheMapleBeard, Jul 31, 2022, 05:16 PM

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It truly is. There are more photos in the link as well. You just need to click on the blue boxes. Here is a small write up for the Corina Nebula (photo in the post), which can also be read in the link above.

 

Called the Cosmic Cliffs, Webb's seemingly three-dimensional picture looks like craggy mountains on a moonlit evening. In reality, it is the edge of the giant, gaseous cavity within NGC 3324, and the tallest "peaks" in this image are about 7 light-years high. The cavernous area has been carved from the nebula by the intense ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds from extremely massive, hot, young stars located in the center of the bubble, above the area shown in this image.

 

What always blows me away is the fact that the images that we are currently seeing, including stars that we see with the naked eye may not even appear to look like that in the present time. When we look at the stars we are looking into the past as it takes light that long to reach us from those distances.

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Amazing and now we know why in history people looked to the sky for answers.