Webb eyes Mid-IR Phantom Galaxy

This image of M74, also known as the Phantom Galaxy, was captured by the European Mid-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI, camera on the James Webb Space Telescope

New images from the James Webb Space Telescope show the Phantom Galaxy in vivid infrared light, as part of a series of observations with the new $10 billion observatory to aid astronomers.

Messier 74, also known as the Phantom Galaxy, is 32 million light-years away from Earth

The spiral galaxy has previously been studied by astronomers using ground-based observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope

Webb is now combining its unparalleled vision to resolve previously unseen features of the galaxy.

According to the European Space Agency, Webb's observations will allow astronomers to pinpoint star-forming regions of the galaxy.

The Mid-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI, camera used to observe the Phantom Galaxy was part of ESA's contribution to the Webb mission,

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