James Webb Telescope Appears to Image Wormhole in ‘Phantom Galaxy’

James Webb Telescope Appears to Image Wormhole in ‘Phantom Galaxy’

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The James Webb Telescope appears to image wormholes in the

The James Webb Space Telescope appears to have imaged a wormhole spinning in the “Phantom Galaxy,” a location at the center of which scientists believe may contain a black hole. Photo by Judy Schmidt/NASA

July 22 (UPI) — NASA’s latest space telescope continues to shock astronomers and amateurs with new images taken from the outer reaches of the cosmos.

The James Webb Space Telescope appears to have imaged a wormhole spinning in the “Phantom Galaxy,” a location at the center of which scientists believe may contain a black hole.

“I’ve been doing this for 10 years now, and [Webb] data is new, different and exciting,” Judy Schmidt, who processed the raw data from NASA into a stunning image of the Phantom Galaxy, told Space.com. “Of course I’m going to make something with it.”

The latest images come as the telescope — a $10 billion behemoth six times more powerful than its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope — braves the depths of the world in its first series of missions.

Based on the new images, a team of researchers from the University of Manchester now believe that the early universe may have included as many as 10 times more galaxies similar to our own.

One of the study’s co-authors, Professor Christopher Conselice, told the BBC that the new telescope is capable of showing scientists the nature of objects that “we knew existed but did not understand how and when they formed.”

“We knew we would see things Hubble didn’t see — but in this case, we see things differently,” Conselice said.

“These are the processes we need to understand if we want to understand our origin,” said Conselice, who will present his discovery on Saturday in Britain. “This could be the most important telescope ever – at least since Galileo’s.”

Scientists around the world continue to buzz as they sift through reams of data coming from the Webb telescope. Two independent teams have recently said they may have found the very origin of the universe.

“This is the oldest galaxy we’ve ever seen,” tweeted Paul Byrne, associate professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, who is on one of the teams.

“It was discovered with early release [James Webb] data, and is sufficiently redshifted to have formed just 300 million years after the Big Bang – meaning it is 97.8% of the age of the universe.”

The James Webb Telescope has been sending images from space since early July. At 21 feet in diameter, the primary mirrors are nearly three times larger than Hubble, which launched in 1990.

The edge of a nearby young star-forming region, NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, this image, released on July 12, 2022, reveals previously hidden regions of star birth. Image courtesy of NASA | License photo

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