The insane image of the universe having infinite galaxies is shot by the James Webb Telescope (JWST) on the 12th of July.
It’s a boon to the human era about acknowledging about the universe, galaxies, stars, comets, black holes, and white holes.
Literally, when I saw the image, I was too stunned. Galaxies, not Galaxies but consisting of many Galaxies in just 1 image is stunning my brain. They look like colorful stars sparkling in their insane beauty.
Let’s try to know more about this hilarious image. If you love to listen to podcasts, I have given a link at the top of the blog, directing to the Podcast page.
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Our President Joe Biden named this image Galaxy Cluster SMACS 0723, particularly to be known as Webb’s first Deep Field.
The image covers a patchy sky nearly the size of the grain of sand held at arm’s length by someone on the ground and shows us the thousands of Galaxies in a tiny silver vast universe.
This infrared image shows us the faint structures in extremely distant Galaxies, giving the most detailed view of the universe, not ever seen in space history.
If we go deep into this JWST 1st image, we can see the deepest and the sharpest image of distant galaxies that are absolutely no doubt too far from the earth.
The image shows us the Galaxy Cluster SMACS 0723 that appeared 4.6 billion years ago with many galaxies in the front and behind the cluster. This region of the universe is shot by MIRI, Webb’s Mid-Infrared Instrument that observes and captures infrared light.
Literally, Galaxies, Star clusters, and diffuse features that are too distant from the earth are captured very clearly and sharply focused by Webb’s NIRcam.
The image has also tiny, faint structures that have been never seen in history.
You know lights from these Galaxies took billions of years to reach Webb’s Telescope. It’s just looking at our past to billion years after the Bing Bang when viewing the youngest Galaxies in this field.
These lights were stretched by the expansion of the universe to infrared wavelength which helped Webb’s telescope to observe the wavelength and then process it into an image.
As you can see blue galaxies, red objects, and green galaxies are clearly in this image but they are telling more than that, let’s see how!
The blue galaxies have stars but consist of very little dust. The red objects are surrounded by thick layers of dust. Green galaxies are surrounded by heavy hydrocarbons and other chemical compounds.
All these micro details are going to help NASA researchers to know how galaxies form, grow and merge with each other and moreover why they stop forming stars altogether.
(NIRspec) Webb’s Near Infra Red spectrograph Microshutter array observed 48 individual galaxies at the same time.
Now it’s your turn. Can you find which Galaxies look similar to mirrors?
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