James Webb reveals the Wozwheel galaxy behind a cloud of cosmic dust

The James Webb Space Telescope took a photo of the Woz Wheel galaxy and two smaller companion galaxies.

According to Ukrinform, this is reported by NASA.

The Woz Wheel Galaxy is located about 500 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Sculptor. Its current appearance is the result of a high-speed collision between a large spiral galaxy and a smaller galaxy not visible in the photo.

Other telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope, have previously examined the Woz Wheel, but due to the large amount of dust, the view was blocked.

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At the same time, James Webb, through his ability to detect infrared light, has given researchers new insights into the nature of the Woz Wheel.

Observations make it clear that the galaxy is in a transitional stage. Before the collision, it was probably an ordinary spiral galaxy, like the Milky Way, and now it is undergoing a transformation.

As Ukrinform reported, the most powerful $10 billion James Webb telescope was launched into space at the end of December. Among the key goals of the observatory is the study of the first exoplanets, pioneer stars.

Photo: NASA

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