A star is born in new James Webb telescope photo to celebrate 1st birthday

James Webb telescope photo of the birth of a star
(Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Klaus Pontoppidan (STScI))

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has just completed its first year of operations and already has provided remarkable, never-before-seen insights into our vast and beautiful universe. To commemorate this milestone, NASA has released an image captured by the JWST of a star-forming region in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, roughly 360 light years away. 

In just one year, the JWST has revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos, peering through dust clouds and capturing light from distant corners of the universe. The first five images revealed by NASA and President Biden captured the deepest and sharpest infrared photos ever seen. From a glittering landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” in the Carina Nebula to an enormous 150 million pixel image of five galaxies known as Stephen’s Quintet. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.