May 21, 2024, 10:36 AM IST

Spectacular images of deep space captured by NASA's James Webb space telescope

Ritik Raj

Situated within the Galactic bulge, NGC 6440 is a globular cluster situated 28,000 light years from Earth. Globular clusters, which contain hundreds of thousands to millions of older stars, are strongly gravitationally bound to one another.

The Horsehead: Nebulae are well known for resembling horses in shape of head. This cloud of gas and dust is more complicated than it first seems, though.

59 million light-years away from Earth, the unique dwarf galaxy I Zwicky 18 is smaller than our own. Two star formation bursts are surrounded by whispy bubbles of gas created by winds and radiation from hot, young stars.

The Hubble and James Webb space telescopes combined their data to create this image of the galaxy NGC 5468, which is located about 130 million light-years away from Earth. 

The focal point of the picture is a nebula set against the black background of space. The nebula is composed of clusters of red filamentary clouds.

The spiral galaxy NGC 1087 is situated in the constellation Cetus and is 80 million light-years away.

The enormous star-forming region N79, visible in this Webb telescope image, is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a Milky Way satellite galaxy.