NASA's Webb snaps 150 million pixel image in never-before seen detail

The $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope has captured its first batch of coloured scientific photos, which NASA has made public.

Incredible photos collected by the much awaited James Webb Space Telescope have been made public by NASA (JWST).

The galaxy group "Stephan's Quintet" is displayed above as NASA has posted the first coloured photographs captured by the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope on its blog. The space agency claims that Stephan's Quintet has been captured in detail that has never been seen before. The image you are looking at is actually a mosaic created from 1,000 different photographs.

Notably, NASA claims that the collection of images that were flattened into one image has more than 150 million pixels and reveals previously unrevealed information about sparkling clusters of a million or more stars and how gas and dust are being pulled in various directions by the gravity of specific objects. Additionally, according to NASA's blog, this photograph is the biggest one to date and is about the same size as one-fifth of the Moon's diameter.