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Webb telescope sees stars form in Cartwheel galaxy

The James Webb Space Telescope peered through dust and gas to reveal star formation in a rare wheel-shaped galaxy that formed in a long-ago galactic crash. 

The galaxy, called the Cartwheel for its striking resemblance to a wheel of an old fashioned carriage, was previously studied by the Hubble Space Telescope, but Webb’s infrared gaze has revealed a plethora of previously unseen details in the galaxy‘s structure. 

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