Peering Into the Tendrils of NGC 604 with NASA’s Webb

Peering Into the Tendrils of NGC 604 with NASA’s Webb

Webb’s view in mid-infrared wavelengths also illustrates a new perspective into the diverse and dynamic activity of this region. In the MIRI view of NGC 604, there are noticeably fewer stars. This is because hot stars emit much less light at these wavelengths, while the larger clouds of cooler gas and dust glow. Some of … Read more

Hubble Views a Massive Star Forming – NASA Science

Hubble Views a Massive Star Forming – NASA Science

At the center of the image, IRAS 16562-3959 likely hosts a massive star – about 30 times the mass of our Sun – that is still in the process of forming. The shadowy clouds appear dark because there is so much light-obscuring dust blocking the near-infrared wavelengths of light Hubble observed. However, near-infrared light does … Read more

New U.S. Postal Service Stamps Feature Iconic NASA Webb Images – NASA Science

New U.S. Postal Service Stamps Feature Iconic NASA Webb Images – NASA Science

“NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the perfect intersection of science, engineering, and art as it reveals the greatest secrets of our cosmos through the beautiful images it captures,” said Nicola Fox, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “With these stamps, people across the country can have their own snapshot of … Read more