Space agencies in the United States and Europe have released the latest image from an infrared space observatory worth $10 billion. The photo shows the Coles Telega galaxy. NASA noted that it allows "to look into the past and the future of the galaxy at the same time." New images provide an unprecedented picture of the evolution of this particular space region. The galaxy is located about 500 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor.
The image shows new details of star formation, as well as a black hole in the center of Wheels Telega, all thanks to the powerful infrared devices of Webba.
The new image shows not only the Wheel of Telega, but also two smaller galaxies, as well as smaller objects in the background are also galaxies.
The resemblance of the galaxy to the wheel of the cart came from an ancient collision between it and the smaller galaxy. Wheels Telega has two rings — a bright internal ring and an outer coloured ring. "Both expand outwards from the centre of the collision, like a ripple in the pond after a stone was thrown at it," NASA commented on the blog.
This type of "ring galaxy" with its unique characteristics is much less common than spiral galaxies, such as the Milky Way.
The picture of Webb was also compared to the old Hubble images. The James Webb near-infrared camera has a unique ability to look through space dust, which hides most of the details in earlier images of the Veteran Telescope.