The Moment We’ve Been Waiting For: JWST Gazes Upon The Spectacular Crab Nebula

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured new views of a stunning nebula, revealing never-before-seen details.

A nebula is a cloud of gas and dust often formed from the debris of dying or exploding stars. These clouds are also cradles of new stars, with the gas and dust providing the building blocks for stellar formation. Astronomers estimate there are tens of thousands of nebulae in the Milky Way galaxy, alone, and JWST recently turned its sights to one nearby: the Crab Nebula, located about 6,500 light-years away. NASA released a new image of the Crab Nebula, clearly showing a small white dot at its center. It’s the heart of the Crab Nebula, called the Crab Pulsar. Amazing 😍



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