James Webb Telescope photos of Ring Nebula show stunning unseen details

Ring Nebula taken by James Webb Telescope
(Image credit: NASA/ESA/CSA/Institute for Earth and Space Exploration/JWST Ring Nebula Imaging Project)

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has blessed us with yet another awe-inspiring image from space, capturing the vibrant Ring Nebula – which can be seen throughout August.

Also known as Messier 57, the eye-shaped nebula is found in the Lyra constellation 2,283 light years from Earth. The stunning purple and green photograph, taken by the NASA telescope, offers an extremely detailed look at the colorful glowing gas that gives the Ring Nebula its form. Made up of remnants of dying stars, it has been the center of amazement for night-sky enthusiasts since it was discovered in 1779 by the French astronomer, Augustin Darquier.

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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.