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Daily Telescope: New web image reveals a universe full of galaxies

Daily Telescope: New web image reveals a universe full of galaxies
Zoom in / This image taken with Webb's NIRCam (Near Infrared Camera) instrument shows part of the GOODS-North field of galaxies.

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Welcome to Daily Telescope. There is too little darkness in this world and not enough light, too little pseudoscience and not enough science. We'll let the other posts provide your daily horoscope. At Ars Technica, we'll take a different route, finding inspiration from very real images of a universe full of stars and wonders.

Good morning. It's March 5, and today's image is from the James Webb Space Telescope.

It's a new deep-field image from the Infrared Space Telescope, showing part of the GAM Deep Survey region previously observed by other space telescopes, including Hubble and Chandra. Almost everything in this image that does not have lines emanating from it is a galaxy.

These deep-field images are poetic in that they show only a small portion of the sky—this image's width is much less than one degree of the night sky—and yet they reveal a universe teeming with galaxies. We live in a universe that is almost incomprehensibly large.

If you click To Telescope website You'll find an illustration highlighting a galaxy in the far right corner. It's the galaxy GN-z11, seen just 430 million years after the Big Bang.

source: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, et al. the.

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