Webb Explores the PHANGS Galaxies

Researchers using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope are getting their first look at star formation, gas, and dust in nearby galaxies with unprecedented resolution at infrared wavelengths. The largest survey of nearby galaxies in Webb’s first year of science operations is being carried out by the Physics at High Angular resolution in Nearby Galaxies (PHANGS) collaboration, involving more than 100 researchers from around the globe. 

The team is studying a diverse sample of 19 spiral galaxies, and in Webb’s first few months of science operations, observations have been made of five of those targets, which are featured in this video. These galaxies are M74, NGC 7496, IC 5332, NGC 1365, and NGC 1433.


NASA, ESA, CSA, and J. Lee (NOIRLab), A. Pagan (STScI), the PHANGS-JWST Team, N. Bartmann (ESA/Webb)
Music: Stellardrone – The Night Sky in Motion

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Release date:16 February 2023, 17:00
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Duration:45 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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