Webb Telescope Sees Stars Forming in the Cartwheel Galaxy

The James Webb Space Telescope has peered through dust and gas to reveal star formation in a rare wheel-shaped galaxy that formed in a galactic crash long ago.

The galaxy, called the Cart wheel for its striking resemblance to an old-fashioned car wheel, has already been studied by the The Hubble Space Telescopebut Webb’s infrared gaze revealed a plethora of never-before-seen details in the galaxyits structure.

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