What are the true colors of images from the James Webb Space Telescope?

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is known for capturing our universe with unprecedented precision and sensitivity. Its images aren’t only scientifically useful but also beautiful. From the blue and gold of the Southern Ring Nebula to the pink, orange and purple of Cassiopeia A, JWST images render the universe in brilliant color. 

The images are so stunning, you might wonder, —do these cosmic objects really look that colorful? What would they look like if we could see them with our own eyes, instead of through a telescope?

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