NASA Telescope Snaps ‘Breathtaking’ Image Of 4.5B-Year-Old Orion Nebula

At a glance

  • The James Webb Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image of the Orion Nebula
  • This cloud of dust and gas sits 1,350 light years from Earth and formed 4.5 billion years ago
  • The telescope is able to look through the layer of dust to see the dramatic actions happening at its center
  • The image shows an open cluster of young massive stars that shape the cloud of dust and gas with its intense radiation



More Stories