(ORDO NEWS) — NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope , using its mid-infrared instrument (MIRI), turned its gaze to the intermediate spiral galaxy IC 5332, which is 28.8 million light-years away from Earth.
The galaxy is considered intermediate because it is rather rarefied and has a very low rate of star formation. In other words, it is evolving, but very slowly.
The diameter of IC 5332 is approximately 66,000 light-years, which is 34,000 light-years smaller than the diameter of the Milky Way.
The IC 5332 has at least three distinctive features:
- Extraordinary dullness
- Impressive symmetry
- Almost exactly turned “face” to the Earth
“James Webb” was focused mainly on the central region of IC 5332, and you can see it in the first image.
The second (below) image of the post shows the same galaxy, but observed by the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope on July 10, 2022.
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