The James Webb Space Telescope: A Glimpse into the Cosmos

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope Collaborate to Reveal Stunning Images of Galaxy M82

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope observed the starburst galaxy M82 in 2006, capturing an image of a small box at the galaxy’s core, which represented the area captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s NIRCam instrument. In the Webb image, red filaments are visible, tracing the shape of the galactic wind.

The collaboration between NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, and A. Bolatto from the University of Maryland helped capture these images of M82. The filters used for these images were F814W for red light at .814 microns, F658N for red-orange light at .658 microns, F555W for green light at .555 microns and F435W for blue light at .435 microns. In the Webb image, light at 3.35 microns is colored red, 2.50 microns is green and 1.64 microns is blue with filters F335M, F250M and F164N used.

These stunning images provide insight into the structure and dynamics of M82.

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