October  28, 2022

By Aahil

James Webb Space Telescope Images Get X-Ray Boost from Chandra Data

Vivid red, orange, and green colors depict the cosmic embrace of the close-knit galaxies in the original JWST image of Stephan's Quintet.

Meanwhile, the new images of the Cartwheel Galaxy with X-rays added to decorate them show exploded stars, superheated gas, neutron stars, and black holes that are actively absorbing matter from their companions.

The press release claims that this collection of galaxies, which is 4.2 billion light-years away, is home to substantial pockets of hot gas with a combined mass of about 100 trillion Suns.

The young stars that make up these pink speckles are between 1 million and 2 million years old, and they glow more brightly in X-rays than older stars do.

Over the course of its life, the James Webb Space Telescope will continue to work with many of NASA's other complementary instruments, proving the proverb.

The Cosmic Cliffs of the Carina Nebula, which are the glittering edge of the young star-forming region known as NGC 3324, are depicted in JWST's final and arguably most stunning retouched image.

These were detected in the Chandra data (blue), revealing itself as a giant blob in the center of the image