New Galactic Images From the James Webb Space Telescope


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A new collection of images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was recently ReleasedThe images show spiral galaxies in incredibly detailed detail, using near- and middle-infrared lights. Comparing these new images with previous views seen by NASA’s other space telescope, Hubble, in visible and ultraviolet light, reveals new galactic structures and elements. Infrared JWST images highlight the glowing dust clouds and lanes within the spiral arms. These JWST pictures are part of a project that has been running for many years called the Physics at high angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS program. Below are a dozen new Hubble images combined with older Hubble views.

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