NASA will reveal rare celestial objects captured by James Webb Telescope

The US space agency will showcase these cosmic objects on July 12, and each image will be made available simultaneously on social media as well as the agency’s website.

These targets represent the first wave of full-color scientific images and spectra collected by the observatory and the official start of Webb’s normal science operations, the space agency said in a statement late Friday.

The Carina Nebula is one of the largest and brightest nebulae in the sky, located approximately 7,600 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. Nebulae are stellar nurseries where stars form.

“The Carina Nebula is home to many massive stars, which are many times larger than the Sun,” NASA said.

“WASP-96 b” is a giant planet outside our Solar System, composed primarily of gas.

Located at a distance of about 1,150 light years from Earth, this planet orbits its star every 3.4 days. It has about half the mass of Jupiter, and its discovery was announced in 2014.

The Southern Ring, or “eight-burst” nebula, is a planetary nebula—an expanding cloud of gas surrounding a dying star.

Its diameter is about half a light year and it is located about 2,000 light years away from Earth.

“About 290 million light-years away, Stephen’s quintet is located in the constellation Pegasus. It is notable for being the first compact galaxy cluster discovered in 1877. Four of the five galaxies within the quintet are repeatedly closed in a cosmic dance. Encounters are closed,” informed NASA.

The James Webb Space Telescope is the world’s leading space science observatory.

“Webb will solve the mysteries of our solar system, look beyond the distant worlds around other stars, and investigate the mysterious structures and origins of our universe and our place in it,” NASA said.

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