Striking galactic whirlpool discovered by the Webb telescope

Striking galactic whirlpool discovered by the Webb telescope

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The Webb Space Telescope sent a new image of distant objects in the universe. The picture shows a huge purple whirlpool, it seems that some artist painted it. This image, according to the Independent, is in the mid-infrared of the spiral galaxy NGC 628 or M 74, which is 35 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Pisces.

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The image was shared by astronomer Gabriel Brammer from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, on his Twitter.

According to him, most likely, the Milky Way looks the same. The new image shows the aftermath of supernova explosions, as well as areas of new star formation. This image has become a more detailed and clear image of the known galaxy. It is very different from what Hubble showed, which shows dust lanes, red giants and spiral arms. But such a bright whirlpool could not be seen there.

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According to Brammer, the reddish-brown filaments of dust and gas block out the light of other stars. But some of them remain visible. Dust is also visible, which emits light. He also added that scientists have been waiting for years for the Webb telescope to go into space and take scientific pictures. Now it has become possible.



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