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 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.