James Webb Space Telescope shows more than 5,000 galaxies in new 3D video

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Macy’s galaxy was only seen by “James Webb”

The NASA James Webb Orbital Observatory project team has published an interesting video on the results of space telescope research. New 3D visualization takes viewers on a journey through time just after the Big Bang. 

James Webb Space Telescope
James Webb Space Telescope

The video shows more than 5,000 galaxies in full color and three dimensions. The space journey begins with relatively nearby galaxies located within a few billion light-years of Earth and ends in the Macy Galaxy, which is 13.4 billion light-years from Earth. This is one of the most distant galaxies ever observed by mankind. We can see what it was about 390 million years after the Big Bang.

James Webb Space Telescope shows more than 5,000 galaxies in new 3D video

The video is the results of a CEERS survey of a region of space called the extended Grot band. The extended Grotto band is located between the constellations Ursa Major and Bootes and contains about 100,000 galaxies. Between 2004 and 2005, the Hubble Space Telescope took detailed images of this region, and the new observations from the James Webb Space Telescope add to this. 

NASA notes that the most distant galaxy on imaging, the Macy Galaxy, is of great interest to astronomers. This is not only one of the first bright, extremely distant galaxies discovered by Webb, but also an example of an early galaxy that only James Webb could see. This is because the observatory’s instruments can pick up light from these early galaxies, which has shifted towards infrared as the universe expanded.