Stunning Webb View of Tarantula Nebula 

revealing previously unseen features that deepen scientific understanding, the agency announced Tuesday.

officially known as 30 Doradus, is distinguished by dusty filaments that resemble the legs of a hairy spider and has long been a favourite of astronomers interested in star formation.

Webb's high-resolution infrared instruments revealed thousands of young stars, distant background galaxies

the detailed structure of the nebula's gas and dust structures for the first time.

Webb primarily works in the infrared spectrum because light from distant galaxies has been stretched into this wavelength over the course of the Universe's expansion.

The telescope's primary imager, Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), found the cavity in the center of the nebula was hollowed 

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