James Webb Space Telescope Resolves 'Faint Stars' In Dwarf Galaxy Near Milky Way

Webb's image has been captured by the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam). The new image of WLM showcases Webb's remarkable ability to resolve faint stars outside the Milky Way.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) never fails to enthral the world with its spellbinding images.

With its infrared sensitivity, Webb, the world's most powerful telescope, has resolved faint stars in the nearby dwarf galaxy Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte (WLM).

The galaxy is located near the Milky Way. WLM is our galactic neighbour and located three million light-years away from Earth.

Also, the dwarf galaxy is antisocial, which means it has not interacted with nearby galaxies and WLM is 'old school', which means it has a chemical makeup similar to early universe galaxies.

As a result, WLM is an ideal candidate to study how stars in the early universe may have formed and evolved. 

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