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Discovering the Secrets of M82: An In-Depth Look at Its Red Filaments using NASA’s Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
The James Webb Space Telescope: A Glimpse into the Cosmos

In 2006, the starburst galaxy M82 was observed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The image revealed a small box at the galaxy’s core, which represented the area captured by the NIRCam instrument on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The Webb image showed red filaments, which traced the shape of the galactic wind.

In the Hubble image, different wavelengths of light were represented by different colors – light at .814 microns was colored red, .658 microns was red-orange, .555 microns was green, and .435 microns was blue. Filters used for these images were F814W, F658N, F555W, and F435W, respectively. On the other hand, in the Webb image, light at 3.35 microns was colored red, 2.50 microns was green, and 1.64 microns was blue with filters F335M, F250M

By Samantha Nguyen

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