James Webb Telescope has obtained a new image of the galaxy NGC 1365

(ORDO NEWS) — The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to provide stunning images of the universe.

The last photo came from Judy Schmidt, an astrophotographer who edited JWST’s image of spiral galaxy NGC 1365.

As Schmidt points out, she processed the image using data provided by the Physics at High Angular resolution team at Nearby GalaxieS (PHANGS).

NGC 1365 is a two-banded spiral galaxy located about 56 million light-years away in the constellation Furnace.

The diameter of this galaxy is about 2 times that of the Milky Way. It differs in that its wide sleeves extend far from the central shaft, giving it a Z-like shape.

Astronomers suggest that this rod plays a crucial role in the evolution of the galaxy, pulling gas and dust to the core, forming new stars and feeding a supermassive black hole (SMBH), which has a mass equal to about two million solar masses, and rotates at a speed close to the speed of light. .

NGC 1365 and other barred spiral galaxies are of great interest to astronomers because of new observations that have shown that the Milky Way may also be a barred spiral galaxy.

Such galaxies are estimated to make up two-thirds of all spiral galaxies in the universe. JWST is well suited for studying their nuclei and observing the forces that govern phenomena such as star formation, supermassive black holes, relativistic jets, and more.


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