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"Shrouded in mystery": 500 million light years away - James Webb documented a new galaxy - voila! technology

2022-08-03T05:00:02.064Z

The US space agency has released a new image from the Advanced Space Telescope, which provides new insights into the mysterious galaxy



"Shrouded in mystery": 500 million light years away - James Webb documented a new galaxy

NASA has released a new photograph from the Advanced Space Telescope, which provides new insights into the mysterious galaxy. "It also gives us insight into what happened to it in the past and how it will evolve into the future," said the US space agency.

Yanon ben Shoshan

03/08/2022

Wednesday, 03 August 2022, 07:45 Updated: 07:46

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"The Wheel Galaxy": 500 million light years away (photo: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI)

500 million light-years from Earth:

After revealing the first images about three weeks ago, NASA's partner for the project, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, tonight (Wednesday) presented another photo from the James Webb telescope's journey around the Earth: an image of the Wheel Galaxy , which was first identified in 1941, with other galaxies in the background.



The American Space Agency explained that this is a special galaxy that has occupied the world of science for many years. This is because of its special shape - created by the collision of two galaxies, which created a shape reminiscent of a cart wheel. According to estimates, Before the collision, the galaxy had a spiral structure similar to our galaxy (Milky Way).



"While Webb gives us a snapshot of the current state of the Galgal Galaxy, it also gives us insight into what happened to it in the past and how it will evolve into the future," NASA said, adding: "Other telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope, have previously examined the wheel galaxy.

But the galaxy remains shrouded in mystery - perhaps literally, given the amount of dust that obscures the view.

Now, the Web provides new insights."

James Webb Space Telescope (Photo: NASA)

NASA also says that the blue dots appearing in the red swirls of dust are individual stars or pockets of star formation, and that the outer ring is a cluster of young stars. In addition, the outer ring with its colored edges has been expanding for more than 440 million years.



The design and development of James Webb lasted more than 25 years, with an investment of about 10 billion dollars.The telescope was specially designed and opened for imaging in infrared light, so it is possible to penetrate deeper through gas clouds and nebulae and reach the most distant stars in the universe.

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