James Webb Space Telescope to see star birth in high definition

NASA’s newest deep-space observatory will soon turn its eyes to a relatively nearby region teeming with young stars.

The James Webb Space Telescope has almost completed commissioning and will release its first operational images on July 12. Next comes a program of early science, including a study of the Trapezium Cluster, a star formation in the Orion Nebula, about 1,350 light-years from Earth.