The James Webb Space Telescope is taking STEM by storm.

#UnfoldtheUniverse art — by Kirthi Jayakumar. In addition to our #UnfoldTheUniverse art social media campaign by Kirthi Jayakumar. It is pastel on black paper. (Image Credit: Kirthi Jayakumar)
“An hourglass-shaped, multi-color cloud set against the black, starry background of space. This cloud of dust and gas is illuminated by light from a protostar, a star in the earliest stages of formation. The upper “bulb” of the hourglass is orange, while the lower “bulb” transitions from white to dark blue. Together, the two bulbs stretch out like butterfly wings turned 90 degrees to the side. Extending from the upper and lower bulbs are long, wispy filaments of color, looking almost like burning fire. In the center of the hourglass shape is a small, dark demarcation line. This line is an edge-on view of a protoplanetary disk, a disk of material being pulled into a star as it forms.” (Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI)
Two images of the Pillars of Creation, a star-forming region in space. At left, Hubble’s visible-light view shows darker pillars that rise from the bottom to the top of the screen, ending in three points. The background is opaque, set off in yellow and green toward the bottom and blue and purple at the top. A handful of stars of various sizes appear. (Image Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI)
“Five galaxies known as Stephan’s Quintet. Two of the galaxies appear close together at the center of the image. One appears directly above, and another slightly to our left near the bottom of the image. Each of these four galaxies presents as an irregular dot of brilliant white light surrounded by glowing haze. A fifth galaxy hides at our center left in an oval shape marbled with a tangle of golden orange lines. Similar golden orange tangles appear around the two galaxies at the center of the image, and the galaxy above them. Above the two galaxies at the center is a bright, light blue cloud. This is a shock wave uncovered by the Chandra data. Scattered across the image are specks of white and golden orange light, gleaming stars and distant galaxies. (Image credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; IR (Spitzer): NASA/JPL-Caltech; IR (Webb): NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI)
Side-by-side images of asteroid Dimorphos as taken by the DART mission (left) as well as the Didymos-Dimorphos asteroid system after impact from DART, as taken by the Hubble (top right) and Webb (bottom right) telescopes. DART’s view shows a close-up of the gray, rocky surface of the asteroid. Hubble’s view, colorized blue, looks like wispy blue streaks emanating from a glowing bluish white core. Webb’s view, colorized red, is positioned towards the bottom right of its frame. The core glows a reddish white, with red plumes spreading out from the center. (Credits: Science: NASA, ESA, CSA, Jian-Yang Li (PSI), Cristina Thomas (Northern Arizona University), Ian Wong (NASA-GSFC); image processing: Joseph DePasquale (STScI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI); DART: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL)
Three labeled images side by side. On the left is Spitzer’s image, which resembles fuzzy white blotches against a black background. The differences between Hubble (middle) and Webb’s images (right) are more subtle. Both feature countless white stars, but Webb’s view has more sharply defined, colorful background galaxies as well as its characteristic snowflake diffraction spike pattern around particularly bright stars. Countless white stars, interspersed with yellow and orange background galaxies of various shapes, dot the black background. One prominent galaxy is a pale yellow spiral in the top left corner of the image. Another defining feature is a large white star with long diffraction spikes, seen just to the right of the top center. [Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, and Kristen McQuinn (Rutgers University)]
James Webb Space Telescope Pumpkin Carving — by Kristina Girčytė. (Image credit: Kristina Girčytė)