To better understand the origins of the most massive galaxies in the universe, astronomers are on the lookout for galactic mergers . The Hubble Space Telesacope captured a prime example with three galaxies in the process of colliding.
In an enormous new image, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveals never-before-seen details of the galaxy group called “Stephan’s Quintet.” The close proximity of this group gives astronomers a ringside seat to galactic mergers and interactions.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has cast the Southern Ring Nebula in an entirely new light. By observing the nebula in mid-infrared wavelengths, Webb has unveiled the second, dusty star at the center of the nebula in far more detail.