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JWST Historic Poster #3 - Stephan's Quintet

JWST Historic Poster #3 - Stephan's Quintet

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Historic achievements like this deserve a memento for posterity.

We present this high quality print of the image released from the James Webb Space Telescope: Stephan's Quintet

Size: 11 x 14"

Poster reads:

An enormous mosaic of Stephan’s Quintet covers about one-fifth of the Moon’s diameter, and is constructed from almost 1,000 separate image files. The visual grouping of five galaxies was captured by

Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) and Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI).

With its powerful, infrared vision and extremely high spatial resolution, Webb shows never-before-seen details in this galaxy group. Sparkling clusters of millions of young stars and starburst regions of fresh star birth grace the image. Sweeping tails of gas, dust and stars are being pulled from several of the galaxies due to gravitational interactions. Most dramatically, Webb’s MIRI instrument captures huge shock waves as one of the galaxies, NGC 7318B, smashes through the cluster. These regions surrounding the central pair of galaxies are shown in the colors red and gold.

Together, the five galaxies of Stephan’s Quintet are also known as the Hickson Compact Group 92 (HCG 92). Although called a “quintet,” only four of the galaxies are truly close together and caught up in a cosmic dance. The fifth and leftmost galaxy, called NGC 7320, is well in the foreground compared with the other four. NGC 7320 resides 40 million light-years from Earth, while the other four galaxies (NGC 7317, NGC 7318A, NGC 7318B, and NGC 7319) are about 290 million light-years away. This is still fairly close in cosmic terms, compared with more distant galaxies billions of light-years away. Studying these relatively nearby galaxies helps scientists better understand structures seen in a much more distant universe.


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    K.M. (Virginia, United States)

    Kasey gave this item 5 stars

    A.C. (Virginia, United States)

    Alicia gave this item 5 stars

    S. (Ohio, United States)
    Great poster!

    Sent this to my son in college for his dorm. Every item we’ve ever purchased from Stemcell Science shop has been a hit w/my science & math loving son!

    M.K. (Illinois, United States)
    Great quality!

    Great quality and feels like a bit of history!!

    R.D.L.O. (Texas, United States)
    Great poster!

    Got this and a few other things for JWST memorabilia, great quality!

    N.J. (California, United States)
    Historic Poster

    Five star rating for Five "Star" Poster!

    Poster came in a timely manner within tube packaging and rubber band. Overall print quality was good and fit well within a generic 8x10 frame from Michaels


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