NASA’s James Webb Telescope Made Another Incredible Discovery

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The NASA James Webb telescope may have cost a whopping $10 billion, but it seems to be earning every penny of that. Alongside its many other incredible discoveries, the telescope has now located what appears to be a portal into the multiverse. Of course, we don’t know if that’s what this is, but we do know there’s some sort of new galaxy that’s been found.

A Clearer Picture

As it turns out, this galaxy isn’t a new discovery – what’s new is how clearly we can see it. The original image of the galaxy was difficult to decipher, especially when it came to finer details. Luckily, an astronomer at the Cosmic Dawn Center in the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen named Gabriel Brammer, decided to color process the original image, making it much clearer. The result is a purple, cosmic, beauty that looks more like it came from a science fiction movie than real life.

The Image

Brammer explained what people were seeing when looking at the image by saying, “This is a galaxy that probably looks a lot like what we think our own Milky Way looks like. You look at this galaxy with Hubble or with ground-based telescopes, you see blue stars, you see red stars, you see spiral arms, you see dust lanes. In the mid-infrared, what you’re actually kind of seeing is the inverse of that, where that dust is no longer absorbing. We’re actually observing directly that dust itself that’s now glowing because the dust itself is emitting. It was really the first thing that popped out. It really just blew me away the second I had it open on my screen. We’ve been waiting for Webb in some cases for decades now and we’ve all been, not sleeping very much for the last week looking at as many different Webb images as we can. It’s all just truly spectacular.”

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We couldn’t agree more!