Starry Wreath in Pegasus

In this image released on Dec. 21, 2022, the James Webb Space Telescope spies the spiral galaxy NGC 7469, located 220 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus.

This galaxy is very dusty, but Webb’s infrared vision can peer through to observe features like the intense ring of star formation close around its bright center.

Image Credit: ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, L. Armus, A. S. Evans

Editor: Monika Luabeya