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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Astronomy Tuesday

A new image from the Webb Telescope. This shows NGC 346, a star-forming region in our neighbor, the Small Magellanic Cloud. The Cloud has a composition similar to much older galaxies so by watching star formation there, scientists may learn how the process looked in the early universe. The Webb can get a much better look at the baby stars in this region than we've ever had before, including the clouds of dust around them which could eventually form planets.

Image Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, O. Jones (UK ATC), G. De Marchi (ESTEC), and M. Meixner (USRA), with image processing by A. Pagan (STScI), N. Habel (USRA), L. Lenkic (USRA) and L. Chu (NASA/Ames)

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