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Putting together the Webb telescope’s mid-infrared eyes

Enlarge / The dust in this galaxy, shaded red, required the MIRI instrument to resolve. There is more than one reason why the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) on board the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is considered to be pioneering. Of the four instruments on JWST, it’s the only one that observes in the mid-infrared range, …

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The Cartwheel Galaxy Is the Webb Telescope’s Latest Cosmic Snapshot

Scientists on Tuesday published the latest images from NASA’s triumphant James Webb Space Telescope. The newest release documents the Cartwheel galaxy, which is about 500 million light-years from our planet and is aptly named for its wheel-like appearance, complete with a center hub, a tire and even wavy, fluorescent spokes. The Webb also recorded two …

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James Webb Space Telescope’s 1st stunning photo is now a dress

The clearest and most detailed image of the distant universe ever taken, captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), was released on July 11, 2022.  This image, dubbed Webb’s First Deep Field, captures a scene brimming with the oldest galaxies scientists have ever seen. Now, this groundbreaking image is being celebrated through fashion. Since …

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