James Webb telescope snaps mesmerizing image of Cartwheel Galaxy

A stunning new image from the James Webb Space Telescope captures the gorgeous Cartwheel Galaxy in never-before-seen detail. The telescope’s composite image, released Tuesday (Aug. 2) furthers our understanding of the peculiar wheel-like star system.

The Cartwheel Galaxy is a chaotic galaxy: shrouded in hot dust, 500 million light-years away Earth:. And it hides a violent past.

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