The spiral arms of nearby galaxy NGC 1433 light up in this image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, revealing evidence of extremely young stars releasing energy. Science: NASA, ESA, CSA, Janice Lee (NOIRLab). Image processing: Alyssa Pagan (STScI) Nearby spiral galaxy NGC 1433 takes on a completely new look when observed by the James Webb Telescope's Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI). Its spiral arms are littered with evidence of extremely young stars releasing energy and, in some cases, blowing out the gas and dust of the interstellar medium. Areas that appear dark and dim in optical imaging light up under Webb’s infrared eye. Despite lying more than 46 million years away from Earth, the galaxy is considered "nearby" by astronomical standards.