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New Images of M82 Reveal Red Filaments in Galactic Wind: NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Surpasses Hubble in Detailed Views

BySamantha Jones

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

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning image of the starburst galaxy M82 in 2006, showing a small box at the galaxy’s core. This image was obtained using the NIRCam instrument on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which has now captured even more detailed images of the galaxy. In this new image, red filaments are visible, tracing the shape of the galactic wind.

The Hubble image used different wavelengths of light to represent 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, respectively. In contrast, the Webb image uses light at 3.35 microns to represent red light, 2.50 microns to represent green light, and 1.64 microns to represent blue light. The filters used for these images are F335M, F250M, and F164N.

The collaboration between NASA, ESA

By Samantha Jones

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