Mar 12, 2023

Breathtaking Early Stages of Star Formation Captured With James Webb Space Telescope

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Webb space telescope’s mid-infrared capabilities allowed scientists to see past gas and dust clouds to observe previously obscured details in faraway galaxies.

A team of researchers has been able to see inside faraway spiral galaxies for the first time to study how they formed and how they change over time, thanks to the powerful capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope.

“We’re studying 19 of our closest analogs to our own galaxy. In our own galaxy we can’t make a lot of these discoveries because we’re stuck inside it,” says Erik Rosolowsky, professor in the University of Alberta Department of Physics and co-author on a recent paper — published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

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