Where in the Milky Way are the objects photographed by the Webb telescope (photo)

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    Where in the Milky Way are the objects photographed by the Webb telescope (photo)

    Composed from different images, you can see how far apart the first targets for study by the new telescope are.

    American amateur astronomer Tony Rice, who is in charge of information security at a US telecommunications company, posted on the Reddit social network a composite image of the locations of objects that the Webb Space Telescope provided new information about, Universe Today reports.

    On July 12, a significant event took place in the world of science. NASA has released the first scientific images of the new Webb Space Telescope, which depicted known space objects. But these images are much more detailed than those previously provided by the Hubble telescope. Among Webb's new data was a spectral analysis of the planet WASP 96b, which showed its composition.

    To show where all the objects Webb photographed are located, Rice used as a basis a photograph of the Milky Way taken by the Gaia X-ray space observatory in 2018. This is the most detailed image of our galaxy to date.

    Where in the Milky Way are the objects photographed by the Webb telescope (photo)

    It is worth recalling that the Webb telescope was able to show with incredible detail the space objects familiar to astronomers, but in an updated form:

    • The NGC 3324 Nebula, which is part of the Carina Nebula;
    • Southern a ring nebula, which is a cloud of gas that surrounds a dying star;
    • A group of 5 interacting galaxies called the Stefan Quintet;
    • A huge cluster of ancient galaxies called SMACS 0723;
    • The telescope also provided information on the aforementioned exoplanet WASP 96b.

    Focusalready wrote about this presentation and posted all the incredible images that Webb got.

    Where in the Milky Way are the objects photographed by the Webb telescope (photo)

    But Rice used images from space the Hubble Telescope to show where these objects are in our galaxy. As for the planet, this image is illustrative.

    Where in the Milky Way are the objects photographed by the Webb telescope (photo)

    According to Rice, the new images of the Webb telescope are of course are much more colorful and more detailed, but to have an idea of ​​the location of these objects in the Milky Way, the previous photos are enough.

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