Jan 26, 2023

James Webb detects complex frozen elements in a molecular cloud

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“We simply couldn’t have observed these ices without Webb.”

NASA has just revealed a stunning new image of the Chamaeleon I dark molecular cloud captured by its state-of-the-art $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope.

New James Webb image reveals young protostar in a molecular cloud.


The molecular cloud is located roughly 630 light-years away, and the new image provides evidence of ices made out of a wide range of elements, a NASA blog post reveals.

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