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Title    Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in the Cartwheel Galaxy
Date    Friday August 05, @03:39AM
Author    hubie
Topic   
from the wheel-in-the-sky-keeps-on-turning dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/08/04/0347252

takyon writes:

Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in the Cartwheel Galaxy

The Cartwheel Galaxy, a rare ring galaxy once shrouded in dust and mystery, has been unveiled by the imaging capabilities of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

The galaxy, which formed as a result of a collision between a large spiral galaxy and another smaller galaxy, not only retained a lot of its spiral character, but has also experienced massive changes throughout its structure.

Webb's high-precision instruments resolved individual stars and star-forming regions within the Cartwheel, and revealed the behavior of the black hole within its galactic center. These new details provide a renewed understanding of a galaxy in the midst of a slow transformation.

Image downloads. Cartwheel Galaxy.


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Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in the Cartwheel Galaxy" - https://webbtelescope.org/contents/news-releases/2022/news-2022-039
  3. "Image downloads" - https://webbtelescope.org/contents/media/images/2022/039/01G8JXN0K2VBQP112RNSQWTCTH
  4. "Cartwheel Galaxy" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartwheel_Galaxy
  5. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=56287

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