Breathtaking views of the spiral galaxy from NASA James Webb, Hubble compared


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured a stunning new view of a spiral galaxy located more than 29 million light-years from Earth.

The Webb image shows the galaxy IC 5332 in “unprecedented detail”, according to NASA and the European Space Agency.

According to NASA and ESA, IC 5332 is about 66,000 light-years across, about a third smaller than our Milky Way. IC 5332 is also “almost perfectly face-on to Earth, allowing us to admire the symmetrical sweep of its spiral arms.”

In a statement on Tuesday, the ESA compared the Webb image with another dazzling view of the galaxy: an image from the Hubble Space Telescope, showing dark regions that appear to separate the spiral arms of IC 5332.

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On TwitterHubble called the collaboration a “galactic group project.”




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