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JWST has captured a bright galaxy filled with intense star formation

The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy has some of the most extraordinary star-forming regions of any galaxy we’ve ever encountered, and the James Webb Space Telescope has imaged it.

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16 August 2022

Star formation in this galaxy, NGC 1365, is driven by the flow of gas toward its center.

NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI. / R. Colombari

Researchers using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have taken an extraordinary picture of a strange galaxy. This galaxy, called NGC 1365 or the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, has one of the highest star formation rates of any galaxy we’ve ever seen, and JWST has revealed it in more detail than ever before.

Star formation in NGC 1365 is driven by the bar of stars at its center, which connects its two spiral arms. …

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