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NASA Explores a Starburst Galaxy with Webb Telescope

BySamantha Johnson

Apr 5, 2024
NASA Explores a Starburst Galaxy with Webb Telescope

The starburst galaxy M82 was captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2006, showing a small box at the core of the galaxy which corresponds to the area observed by the NIRCam instrument on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The red filaments in the image captured by Webb represent the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emission, tracing the shape of the galactic wind.

In the Hubble image, different colors represent light at different wavelengths – .814 microns is colored red, .658 microns is red-orange, .555 microns is green, and .435 microns is blue, using filters F814W, F658N, F555W, and F435W respectively. In contrast, the Webb image shows light at 3.35 microns as red, 2.50 microns as green, and 1.64 microns as blue, using filters F335M, F250M, and F164N respectively.

The images were created by NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, and A. Bolatto of the University of Maryland. The stunning visuals captured by these telescopes offer valuable insights into the structure and dynamics of galaxies like M82, allowing scientists to study and understand the universe in greater depth.

By Samantha Johnson

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