The Webb Telescope sees star formation in the Cartwell Wheel Galaxy

The James Webb Space Telescope peered through dust and gas to reveal star formation in a rare wheel-shaped galaxy formed in a galactic crash long ago.

The galaxy is called cartwheel Because of its striking resemblance to an old-fashioned wagon wheel, it was previously studied by Hubble Space TelescopeBut Webb’s infrared look revealed a large number of previously unseen details in galaxystructure.

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