The Webb telescope captured a new image.  The amazing Whirlpool Galaxy

You’ve probably seen the Whirlpool Galaxy in many photos, but you haven’t had the chance to admire it yet. This, of course, is the work of the Webb telescope, which regularly provides us with a new perspective on space. This time it fell on the M51, and the image is a combination of data from the hardware NIRCam (Near Infrared Camera) and MIRI (Medium Infrared Instrument)which provides unprecedented spatial resolution and spectral sensitivity (we recently saw images of the Ring Nebula taken with it, which were equally impressive).

The galaxy is called a vortex because of its structure that resembles water circulating down a drain. Reveals integrated data from NIRCam and MIRI Warm dust accumulates along its distinctive spiral armsVisible as dark red areas – the bright sectors along the arms are star-forming regions that lead to the blue-white central core. The yellow and orange areas show regions of ionized gas from newly forming star clusters.

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