Pan of NGC 346 (MIRI image)

This new infrared image of NGC 346 from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope’s Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) traces emission from cool gas and dust. In this image blue represents silicates and sooty chemical molecules known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs. More diffuse red emission shines from warm dust heated by the brightest and most massive stars in the heart of the region. Bright patches and filaments mark areas with abundant numbers of protostars.


ESA/Webb, NASA, ESA, CSA, N. Habel (JPL), P. Kavanagh (Maynooth University), N. Bartmann 
Music: Stellardrone – Twilight

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Release date:10 October 2023, 16:00
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Duration:30 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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