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The James Webb Telescope reveals a stunning image of young stars

The James Webb Telescope reveals a stunning image of young stars

Stunning new images taken by the Webb Telescope have revealed a huge cluster of young stars in a nebula in the M33 galaxy, also known as the Triangle. This nebula is called NGC 604 and is home to a massive star-forming region.

Triangle Galaxy/M33

NGC 604 is located in the middle of the Triangle Galaxy, about 2.7 million light-years from Earth.

It's been a few months since the James Webb Space Telescope sent back particularly impressive images from space, because depending on the focus of the mission, there are sometimes great images and sometimes great results.

Now there are stunning new images from a galaxy very nearby. The image, published jointly by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, shows it Star formation region in the Triangular galaxy M33Which can be seen next to the well-known Andromeda galaxy M31.

The image shows M33 as it looked 2.7 million years ago, which is how long it took for its light to reach the space telescope's cameras.

James Webb images NGC 604 NIRCam's photo
James Webb images NGC 604 Image of Mary

Young stars

James Webb is currently looking for young stars. The new images show a nebula containing more than 200 stars, which scientists estimate is 3.5 million years old. This makes them very young stars. They are probably among the most massive and hottest stars that can be found in the night sky. Some of these B- and O-type stars are more than 100 times the mass of the Sun. It is rare to find such large stars in such dense concentration in the universe. NGC 604 is “only” 1,300 light-years in diameter. Data were recorded using two JWST cameras – the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) and the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) – and published as individual images and as an edited global image.

There have been images of NGC 604 in the past. But none of the known images showed the same amount of detail as the James Webb Telescope's infrared cameras were able to capture.


  • New Webb Telescope images show star formation in M33
  • NGC 604: A nebula with young stars in the Triangle Galaxy
  • The image shows the area 2.7 million years ago
  • James Webb searches for young stars, new photos of more than 200 stars
  • The stars in NGC 604 are sometimes more than 100 times the mass of the Sun
  • NGC 604 is 1,300 light-years in diameter
  • JWST NIRCam and MIRI cameras provide detailed recordings

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