M74 shines at its brightest in this combined optical/mid-infrared image, featuring data from both the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope.
The Phantom Galaxy, a spiral of solar systems 32 million light-years from Earth, is displayed in stunning new photographs taken by the Hubble and James Webb telescopes.
According to the European Space Agency, which works with NASA on both the Hubble Telescope and the James Webb Telescope, the galaxy is situated in the constellation Pisces.
The Phantom Galaxy, formally known as M74, is a type of spiral galaxy described as a “grand design spiral,” which means it has well-defined spiral arms that can be seen in the newly published photos snaking out from the center.
Data from the Hubble and Webb telescopes were combined to make the images. According to ESA, Webb found “delicate threads of gas and dust” in the galaxy’s spiral arms. The photos also give a clear view of the galaxy’s central nuclear star cluster, which is not obscured by gas.
YOUTUBE VIDEO: Phantom Galaxy through James Webb and Hubble ‘eyes’ is absolutely stunning
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