James Webb Telescope Show the Bones of a Distant Galaxy

By Aahil


October  04, 2022

A new photo taken by the James Webb Space Telescope has shown the hidden bone structure of a distant galaxy.

IC 5332 is located in the constellation Sculptor which is more than 29 million light-years from Earth.

The size of our Milky Way is a 66,000 light-year-wide galaxy, however Hubble is not able to see in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

According to the ESA that difference is observed due to the galaxy's dust, which is much more probable to scatter ultraviolet and visible light.

Different stars are also visible across the two images because some stars shine brighter across different frequencies.

The JWST is located in the cold vastness of space, as the heat of our planet could drown out the distant signal of the galaxy.

The telescope has captured stunning images of cartwheel galaxies such as Einstein rings,  Orion's sword, Neptune's ghostly halo.