NASA's James Webb captures our Milky Way in 'unprecedented detail': New image ... trends now
The stunning image shows over 50,000 stars and chaotic clouds at the galactic center, about 300 light-years from a supermassive black hole and 25,000 light-years from Earth.
While astronomers have long known about the features, the new image could finally answer the mysteries of this extreme environment.
One, in particular, is how the star-forming region called Sagittarius C can still birth a new massive self-luminous celestial body while being blasted with radiation from the sun.
The stunning image shows over 50,000 stars and chaotic clouds at the galactic center, about 300 light-years from a supermassive black hole and 25,000 light-years from Earth
The observation team's principal investigator, Samuel Crowe, who is an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, said: 'There's never been any infrared data on this region with the level of resolution and sensitivity we get with Webb, so we are seeing lots of features here for the first time.
'Webb reveals an incredible amount of detail, allowing us to study star formation in this sort of environment in a way that wasn't possible previously.'
The amazing image was made possible using JWST's infrared camera, NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera).
This instrument detects