10 best images of James Webb to celebrate World Photography Day

The NASA-built James Webb satellite telescope is mostly used for infrared astronomy. It can study objects that are too early, far away, or dark for the Hubble Orbit Telescope, the largest optical telescope in orbit, due to its exceptional infrared resolution and sensitivity.

On this World Photography Day, Interesting Engineering presents some of the most stunning photographs from the largest telescope in the world.

The photographs mark the beginning of Webb’s general science activities, as well as the wave of full-color scientific images and spectra the observatory has collected.

These photos taken by the biggest and most potent satellite telescope in the world show Webb at its most potent, ready to start its mission of exploring the infrared universe.

In pictures: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope celebrated on World Photography Day

This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula.

The Carina Nebula stunned observers when NASA released images of the ancient universe.

In pictures: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope celebrated on World Photography Day

Carina Nebula.

The images technically show the star-forming region NCG 3324, located around 7,600 lightyears away.

In pictures: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope celebrated on World Photography Day

Webb captures stellar gymnastics in the Cartwheel Galaxy.

“Webb’s new view gives us a rare peek into stars in their earliest, rapid stages of formation. For an individual star, this period only lasts about 50,000 to 100,000 years,” NASA said at the time of the images’ release.

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