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The James Webb Space Telescope: A Glimpse into the Cosmos

BySamantha Johnson

Apr 3, 2024
The James Webb Space Telescope: A Glimpse into the Cosmos

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

In the Hubble image, different wavelengths of light are represented by different colors – light at .814 microns is colored red, .658 microns is red-orange, .555 microns is green, and .435 microns is blue. The filters used for these images are F814W, F658N, F555W, and F435W, respectively. In the Webb image, light at 3.35 microns is colored red, 2.50 microns is green, and 1.64 microns is blue, with filters F335M, F250M, and F164N used.

The collaboration between NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, and A. Bolatto from the University of Maryland helped capture these stunning images of M82, providing insight into the galaxy’s structure and dynamics.

By Samantha Johnson

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