Prof. Ward-Thompson, Director of the JHI, is an expert on the star forming region of the “pillars of creation” in the Eagle Nebula, having observed the region many times in the past. He was interviewed by Space.com about the new images obtained by the James Webb Space Telescope and he shared his excitement:
“I just thought ‘Wow’,” Ward-Thompson told Space.com. “It really made me understand how the James Webb Space Telescope is going to be so much better than Hubble, which can only see the outside. It also provides a much better detail, much higher resolution.”
The whole article on the JWST images can be viewed here.
(Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI; Joseph DePasquale (STScI), Anton M. Koekemoer (STScI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI))