NASA has released a stunning new image of the Phantom Galaxy taken by the Webb Telescope.

The galaxy is located in the constellation Pisces. according to the European Space Agencywhich is collaborating with NASA on both the Hubble and James Webb telescopes.

The phantom galaxy, officially known as M74, is a kind of spiral galaxy known as the “Grand Design Spiral”. This means that it has well-defined spiral arms snaking visibly from the center in the newly released images.

The images were created using data from both the Hubble and Webb telescopes. According to the European Space Agency, Webb has discovered “thin filaments of gas and dust” in the galaxy’s spiral arms. The images also give a clear view of the nuclear star cluster at the center of the galaxy, not obscured by gas.

The Webb Telescope also used its Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) to study the Phantom Galaxy as part of a project to study the earliest phases of star formation, the ESA said.

While Webb sees best in the infrared, Hubble has especially clear vision in the ultraviolet and visible, the agency said. This revealed particularly bright regions of star formation, known as HII regions, in images of the Phantom Galaxy.

The combination of data from both telescopes has allowed scientists to gain an even deeper understanding of the Phantom Galaxy and create impressive images of the cosmos.

Just a few weeks ago, in July, Webb published its first high resolution images. Larger than Hubble, the telescope is capable of observing very distant galaxies, allowing scientists to learn about early star formation. Hubble revolves around the earth, but Webb revolves around the sun, about 1 million miles from Earth.

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