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A space image captured by the Webb telescope, called the “Tarantula”, contains fluffy, tan-colored nebula clouds, with rust-colored highlights, surrounding a black central area. Within that area, the focal point of the image is one large yellow star with eight long thin points. Multiple arms appear to spiral out of a cloudy tan knob, resembling a spider or a squid structure. Other blue and yellow eight-pointed stars, as well as distant galaxies, are dotted throughout the image.
Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team.
Editor’s note: The Elegant Connections article was updated on Feb. 6, 2023, to correct formatting errors.