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Revolutionary Webb Space Telescope Reveals Red Filaments at Heart of M82 Galaxy

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
The James Webb Space Telescope: A Glimpse into the Cosmos

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope observed the starburst galaxy M82 in 2006, resulting in an image that revealed a small box at the galaxy’s core, captured by the NIRCam instrument on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. In the Webb image, red filaments are visible, which represent the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emission tracing the shape of the galactic wind.

In the Hubble image, different wavelengths of light were represented by different colors: light at .814 microns was colored red, .658 microns was red-orange, .555 microns was green, and .435 microns was blue. The filters used for these images were F814W, F658N, F555W, and F435W. In contrast, the Webb image depicted light at 3.35 microns as red, 2.50 microns as green, and 1.64 microns as blue with filters F335M, F250M

By Samantha Jones

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