(ORDO NEWS) — The new image, obtained as a result of processing fresh data from observations of the universe, shows a “wormhole” spiraling right in front of our eyes.
This “ghost galaxy” twinkles mysteriously in a new image taken by Judy Schmidt based on data collected by the James Webb Space Telescope using the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) infrared instrument.
“I’ve been doing this for 10 years and this data from Webb is new, diverse and amazing! Schmidt said. “Of course I had to do something with them.”
This galaxy, known as NGC 628 or Messier 74, clearly shows numerous dust streams in this image. The galaxy has an ideal spiral shape and is of scientific interest, since at its center lies an exotic object – an intermediate-mass black hole.
Professional images of this galaxy, taken by various space observatories, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), have been published many times before.
However, this new image, taken with the help of “Webb”, stands out in that the shooting was carried out in the middle part of the infrared range, where cosmic dust glows well, and also the powerful unique 18-segmental hexagonal mirror of “Webb”, located deep in space, was used, at a great distance from the earth.
This state-of-the-art space telescope released the first scientific images to the public on July 12, and these first images captured relatively distant objects in space, including one nebula and several very young galaxies.
An infrared image of Jupiter, which clearly showed the moons of the planet and its rings, added to the collection of incredibly beautiful and detailed new images on July 14th.
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