April 14, 2024 1:52 pm
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 this stunning collaboration between NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, and A. Bolatto from the University of Maryland, red filaments are visible in both images, 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 contrast, in the Webb image light at 3.35 microns is colored red

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