The Orion Nebula's interior as viewed by the NIRCam instrument on board the James Webb Space Telescope. It was formed 4.5 billion years ago.
The emissions from ionized gas, molecular gas, hydrocarbons, dust, and scattered starlight are all shown in the composite image, which was created using data from multiple filters.
The Trapezium Cluster is a collection of bright, young, massive stars off to the top right of the photograph which casts light on the area.
The Orion Bar is being eroded away by the harsh and powerful ultraviolet radiation of the Trapezium cluster, which also produces a hot, ionized atmosphere in the top right.
Gas and dust discs that are forming planets around a young star. The Orion nebula has around 180 of these externally lighted photo evaporating discs, also known as Proplyds.
There are several filaments of all sizes and forms across the entire image. Swirling filaments that are particularly abundant in molecular hydrogen and hydrocarbon molecules.
Stellar embryos are formed when thick clouds of gas and dust become gravitationally unstable. In its natal cloud, this newborn star is still embedded.
Proplyds, also known as ionized protoplanetary discs, are made up of a protostar in the center and a disc of gas and dust around it where planets develop.
The Orion Nebula has long been thought of as resembling the solar system's birthplace. This is the reason why researchers are keen to observe the Orion Nebula nowadays.
By using analogies, they seek to comprehend what transpired during the first million years of our planet's evolution.