Young stars forming in the Tarantula Nebula, James Webb Space Telescope
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a groundbreaking astronomical observatory that has revolutionised our understanding of the universe. Launched in 2021, it's a joint project by NASA, European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. The JWST observes distant celestial objects in infrared wavelengths. Its primary goals include studying the formation of stars and galaxies, tracking the evolution of galaxies and investigating exoplanet atmospheres for potential signs of life.
A stunning cosmic spectacle captured by the James Webb Space Telescope is the Tarantula Nebula. The Tarantula Nebula is the most luminous and largest star-forming region in a galaxy group called the Local Group, which is also home to our own Milky Way. The nebula's colossal size and dynamic energy offer plenty of compelling material for cosmologists and stargazers.