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Webb Herbig-Haro 46/47

Webb Photographs Newly Forming Stars in Incredible, Colorful Detail

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured an amazing image of Herbig-Haro 46/47 using its near-infrared instrument, NIRCam. The image, processed by Joe DePasquale of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), showcases a "tightly bound pair of actively forming stars" in brilliant detail and color.

James Webb Space Telescope interview with Joe DePasquale and Alyssa Pagan

How Editors Blend Art and Science to Bring NASA’s Space Photos to Life

Since it began its full scientific operations at the second Lagrange point (L2), about one million miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth last year, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has enchanted people around the world. Webb's photos have inspired many people to learn more about space and look at the night sky with unprecedented wonder and curiosity.

Webb finds carbon molecule, methyl cation, for the first time.

Webb Spots Crucial Carbon Molecule in Space for the First Time

An international team of scientists has used the James Webb Space Telescope's incredible imaging instruments to detect a new carbon compound in space for the first time. The compound, known as methyl cation (CH3+), is a vital molecule for more complex carbon-based molecules.

James Webb Space Telescope Comet Read

Webb Finds Water in Rare Main-Belt Comet, Spurring New Mysteries

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has helped scientists achieve another breakthrough. Solar system scientists working to understand the origins of Earth's abundant water have used Webb's Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) instrument to confirm water vapor around a comet in the main asteroid belt for the first time.