Webb Telescope Image Reveals Rare Type of Galaxy

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has revealed new details and a stunning image of a rare type of galaxy.

The Cartwheel Galaxy, located about 500 million light-years away in the Sculptor constellation, has two rings expanding outwards from the center of the collision.

The Cartwheel Galaxy formed when a large spiral galaxy and a small galaxy violently collided.

Astronomers call the Cartwheel Galaxy a “ring galaxy,” which is said to be a structure less common than spiral galaxies like the Milky Way.

Other telescopes, such as the Hubble Space Telescope has previously examined the Cartwheel Galaxy, but NASA said that “it has been shrouded in mystery.”


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