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First images from the JWST

An undulating, translucent star-forming region in the Carina Nebula is shown in this Webb image, hued in ambers and blues; foreground stars with diffraction spikes can be seen, as can a speckling of background points of light through the cloudy nebula.
A star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula - Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI

NASA, ESA, and CSA released the first set of images from JWST yesterday, and they are awe-inspiring. I literally don't have the words to describe them. Just look at that detail in the shot of the Carina Nebula. Incredible.