- Press Release
- Mar 21, 2023
Webb Views Galaxy NGC 7496
The spiral arms of NGC 7496 are filled with cavernous bubbles and shells overlapping one another in this image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
These filaments and hollow cavities are evidence of young stars releasing energy and, in some cases, blowing out the gas and dust of the interstellar medium surrounding them.
In this image of NGC 7496, blue, green, and red were assigned to Webb’s MIRI data at 7.7, 10 and 11.3, and 21 microns (F770W, F1000W and F1130W, and F2100W, respectively).
Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and J. Lee (NOIRLab). Image processing: A. Pagan (STScI) Larger image