October 06, 2022
X-ray vision has improved four of the first photographs from NASA's newest observatory that are of a scientifically significant level.
This summer, the photos taken by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) instantly became recognizable.
The JWST is the most potent space telescope ever created, but a recent collaboration with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory demonstrates that it is not one to explore the cosmos alone.
The JWST's work is significantly improved because it is built to examine the universe in the infrared.
when used in conjunction with space observational tools that use distinct light wavelengths, like Chandra's X-ray vision.
The initial images that have been enhanced with Chandra X-ray data, according to a NASA statement, reveal brand-new features that JWST alone was unable to detect.
Think about Stephen's representation of a quintet, wherein the first four galaxies are entangled in a complex gravitational dance and the fifth galaxy is a distant observer of this cosmic ballet.
These galaxies' JWST image revealed traits that scientists had never before observed.
Especially the results of their interactions, such as the bursting of gas tails and the quickening of star formation.
when coupled with Chandra and the decommissioned Spitzer Space Telescope from NASA.
Stephen's Quintet's observations showed that a gas was being heated on any scale up to tens of millions of degrees by an invisible shock wave.
One of the weaving galaxies produced this shock wave at a speed of around 2 million mph (3 million kph).