NASA’s Webb Takes Star-Filled Portrait of Pillars of Creation

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Apologies to the folks who are over the JWST images. We are still absolutely captivated by the more precise view JWST provides, particularly when compared to older images:

Webb’s new view of the Pillars of Creation, which were first made famous when imaged by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, will help researchers revamp their models of star formation by identifying far more precise counts of newly formed stars, along with the quantities of gas and dust in the region. Over time, they will begin to build a clearer understanding of how stars form and burst out of these dusty clouds over millions of years.

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