James Webb Space Telescope


The James Webb Space Telescope captured an image of the ultra-luminous infrared galaxy Arp 220, which is located 250 million light-years away in the constellation of Serpens.

The merging of two spiral galaxies that created Arp 220 has sparked a massive star formation, with more than 200 huge star clusters in a compact, dusty region containing gas equal to the entire Milky Way.

The image reveals the parent galaxies’ cores, each with a rotating star-forming ring, as well as faint tidal tails and organic material as evidence of the ongoing galactic merger.

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