James Webb video zooms through the cosmos to the Cartwheel Galaxy

James Webb Telescope captures images of the Cartwheel Galaxy 500 million light-years away, with incredible clarity


Tech Desk August 15, 2022

The James Webb Telescope, the most powerful telescope built, recently zoomed in on the Cartwheel Galaxy, capturing incredible images of the distant cosmos. The galaxy is located 500 million light-years away and was captured in stunning detail.

The video released by the European Space Agency, which partners with NASA and the Canadian Space Agency, shows a composite image of the Cartwheel Galaxy taken by Webb's near-infrared camera and mid-infrared instrument. The snapshot shows the galaxy to be in a transitory stage, in the process of colliding or interacting with another galaxy.

 

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