Nasa has released mind-blowing images from its James Webb Space Telescope which gaze back into the dawn of the universe. Described as the “deepest” and most detailed images of space ever seen by humanity, the photos show galaxy clusters, nebulas, and stars from billions of years ago.
Here are the images released so far by Nasa, and what they show.
This image shows the bright star at the centre of the nebula NGC 3132. A second star, barely visible at lower left along one of the bright stars' diffraction spikes, is the nebula's source. It has ejected at least eight layers of gas and dust over thousands of years. Photo: NASA
Another look at Stephan's Quintet captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. This image shows in rare detail how interacting galaxies trigger star formation in each other and how gas in galaxies is being disturbed. It also shows outflows driven by a black hole in Stephan’s Quintet in a level of detail never seen before. Photo: NASA