On January 29th, local time, the latest image captured by the Webb Space Telescope was released, showcasing 19 nearby spiral galaxies from the Milky Way, providing new clues for star formation, galaxy structure, and evolution.
The new observations came from Webb’s Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) and Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI). They revealed approximately 100,000 star clusters and millions of stars.
Thomas Williams, an astronomer at the University of Oxford leading the image data processing team, stated that these data are significant as they offer us a new perspective on the earliest stages of star formation.
Source: CCTV News