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JUST WOW! More Stunning Images Of A Distant Galaxy From JWST

 Exceptional beauty or ancient terror, these are simply two descriptions of the latest image of M74, a huge and close spiral galaxy.  


JWST captured the infrared images by looking through the layers of the galaxy to concentrate on the galaxy's hot gas, dust, and some of its stars. essentially anything that release mid-infrared light. 

Judy Schmidt, an accomplished space image processor, prepared the image; her work speaks for itself. The image of M74 was obtained by translating three mid-infrared observations of the telescope into visible colors. 

Red color was added to the emission of the longest wavelength (21 microns). The one measuring 11.3 microns was colored orange, while other one measuring 7.7 microns was colored cyan. Using a grayscale of 10-micron readings, the total luminance was determined and the outcome is this fantastic composition. 

The PHANG Study seeks to survey stars, star clusters, and dust in 19 neighboring galaxies that have already been discovered by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The objective is to investigate star formation in galaxies from start to end. 

Schmidt has dealing with NGC7496, another galaxy from the PHANG survey, as both a stand-alone mid- and near-infrared picture from JWST and as a composite Hubble and JWST image. 

From the cosmic range of the Carina Nebula to the gas around a black hole, JWST's scientific photos have just been visible for 10 days, yet we are already astonished and decades of observations still to be made. 

This Article was Originally Published by Physics Astronomy

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