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James Webb Space Telescope gazes into ‘The Brick,’ a dark nebula near the Milky Way’s heart | News Fission

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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has detected a substantial abundance of carbon-monoxide ice in a giant cloud of molecular gas, nicknamed “The Brick,” that sits near the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

The Brick — which has a proper designation of G0.253+0.016 — resides in what astronomers refer to as the Central Molecular Zone, a huge agglomeration of nebulas totaling 60 million times the mass of our sun.

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