The image allowed scientists to see how much cosmic dust — needed to create stars — is in the region.
Other images released this month include galaxy pair VV 191 and cosmic dust that looks like tree rings.
The James Webb Space Telescope released a new, mid-infrared view of the “Pillars of Creation” on Friday, revealing two types of stars and giving researchers a chance to study the cosmic dust in the massive gas columns.
The new photos show a cluster of stars 5.6 billion light-years away. The light from the MACS0647-JD system is bent and magnified by the massive gravity of galaxy cluster MACS0647.
Earlier this month, the latest photos of the Pillars of Creation were released, showing a sky full of stars previously invisible to fainter telescopes.
A side-by-side comparison shows the extra detail revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope, compared to the 2014 Hubble Space Telescope image.
Cosmic dust in the sky created a ripple resembling tree rings, visible around Wolf-Rayet 140, a binary star system.
Near infrared light from Webb, and ultraviolet and visible light from Hubble, show “interacting” galaxies that are actually very far apart.