New image from The James Webb Space Telescope shows distant galaxy cluster

New image from the JWST shows galaxy cluster
The distance to the cluster is 5.6 billion light-years (1.7 billion parsecs or redshift z = 0.591). The distance to the lensed source is about 13.3 billion light-years (4 billion parsecs or redshift z ~ 11). (Image credit: SCIENCE: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, and Tiger Hsiao (Johns Hopkins University) IMAGE PROCESSING: Alyssa Pagan (STScI))

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was launched into space on Christmas Day in 2021 and has since been capturing the most spectacular images and spectrums of the universe that we've ever seen, in the highest quality, providing a new worldview into the mysterious cosmos. Webb will release images on a bi-weekly basis.

Yesterday, a new image was released captured by Webb’s Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument, which depicts a distant, lensed galaxy, and an intervening galaxy cluster known as MACS0647, as well as the MACS0647-JD system. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.