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The James Webb shows off its impressive reach in a video that zooms in on the Cartwheel galaxy, 500 million light-years away.

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A few days ago, NASA released new images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope cartwheel galaxyrevealing additional details about the formation of stars and their central black hole, shedding light on how has changed over billions of years.

Now, a new video of the European Space Agency (ESA), allows to know the impressive reach that the telescope has to be able to observe the galaxy, located 500 million light years awayin the constellation of sculptor.

Below you can see the video of the tour to the Cartwheel Galaxy

this new material shows the quality level of the telescopeand takes viewers on a journey through space, inching closer to the galaxy, finally arriving at a composite image using data captured by the near-infrared camera (NIRCam) and the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) of the Webb.

The Webb exceeding expectations

From your arrival at your destination in the Second Lagrange Pointthe telescope has shown on multiple occasions that not only is it able to function as designedbut can do better than expecteddespite already suffering a series of micrometeorite damage.

Cartwheel Galaxy James Webb Vs Hubble

Comparison of the Cartwheel Galaxy captured by Hubble (top) and Webb (bottom)

As part of its objectives has already managed to capture iconic images and demonstrated the existence of clouds on exoplanets Y unequivocally the existence of watersomething that was thought was not possible with the results obtained so far.

Thanks to this type of observations, such as that of the Cartwheel galaxy, also known as “Cartwheel”, NASA can better understand this type of entity, analyzing what stage it is in and the way in which it is transformed, in order to understand exactly what happened to it in the past and how it will evolve in the future.

Image: NASA Goddard/Taylor Mickal

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