Starry Wreath in Pegasus - Nasa daily picture for December 27 (2022)

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NGC 7469, a face-on galaxy, with gray spiral arms, sprinkled with bright red patches of star formation.

The James Webb Space Telescope spies the spiral galaxy NGC 7469, located 220 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus, in this image released on Dec. 21, 2022. This galaxy is very dusty, but Webb’s infrared vision can peer through to observe features like the intense ring of star formation close around its bright center.

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Image Credit: ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, L. Armus, A. S. Evans



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