Did you know that there is a galaxy called Whirlpool and that researchers have focused on it? The James Webb telescope has obtained an image with quality and resolution never seen before.
If you are a person who is very attracted to space research, you have most likely learned about the James Webb Telescope. Launched into Space on December 25, 2021, its main objective is to capture high-resolution images of the Universe. It has cutting-edge technology capable of improving the images obtained during all these years by the Hubble telescope. After just a few months wandering between planets, there are already several keys that this technology has left us.
Let’s see, therefore, what has been the last great contribution of information that has been provided to Earth. It is, nothing more and nothing less, than the space whirlpool taking place in the Whirlpool galaxy. We knew of its existence thanks to Hubble, but the new images allow us to understand how we are faced with a much more cutting-edge technology. This is an improvement in photography quality that is especially important. The James Webb has been, without a doubt, one of NASA’s great technological advances in the last five years.
James Webb Telescope’s Incredible Image of the Whirlpool Galaxy Space Whirlpool
Relatively speaking, the Whirlpool galaxy is new to us. Its history is summarized, only, in a few decades. Was Discovered in 1973 by French astronomer Charles Messier. Since then, his analysis has been the subject of several studies with the aim of understanding his composition and everything related to his formation and possible destiny. Now, obtaining the image shown below allows us to understand, in greater detail, what its incredible spatial whirlpool consists of.
The image in question has much higher resolution than that represented by the Hubble telescope a few years ago. This is a very important contribution of graphic information. This galaxy, which It is located about 30 million light years away, in the constellation of Canes Venatici, stands out for having a spatial spiral around it. It should be noted, at the same time, that its interior houses a much smaller galaxy called NGC 5195.
The publication of the previous image by the European Space Station (ESA for its acronym in English) allows you to check how we find ourselves before a graphic document of great interest for the scientific community. It is expected that over the next few years new examinations and studies will be carried out to check if somewhere there could be conditions compatible with life or if, on the contrary, it only has elements very far removed from those required by human beings. Even so, it is important to keep in mind that, due to the incredible distance, the photo taken corresponds to a specific moment that occurred 30 million years ago.
Have updated information in the immensity of the Universe It is something very difficult. This shot, however, will still be important from a technical point of view. The James Webb telescope has become one of the best instruments that humans have to speed up the exploration of galaxies and planets in search of potential habitable places.