The James Webb Space Telescope and Hubble joined forces for an unprecedented image
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 31 August 2022, at 09:49 am PDT
The Phantom Galaxy is officially known as M74, and the absence of gas in its central part has allowed scientists to observe its core with unprecedented clarity.
This project was made possible thanks to the partnership between NASA and the European Space Agency, with the James Webb telescope being the first to transmit images of the galaxy to Earth in July, and then the power of both telescopes (Webb and Hubble) being combined to obtain images with greater clarity.
The Hubble and James Webb telescopes complement each other ideally because the first one captures the universe in the ultraviolet and visible light spectrum, while the second one does the same in the infrared spectrum.
The Hubble telescope orbits the Earth, while the James Webb orbits the Sun, about 1.6 million kilometers away from Earth.