A Cosmic Tarantula, Caught by NASA’s Webb

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 08:08
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Nicknamed the Tarantula Nebula for the appearance of its dusty filaments in previous telescope images, the nebula has long been a favorite for astronomers studying star formation. In addition to young stars, Webb reveals distant background galaxies, as well as the detailed structure and composition of the nebula’s gas and dust.