Webb reveals hidden star formation in pair of colliding galaxies

The James Webb Space Telescope photographed a collision of two galaxies that’s sparking a flurry of star formation invisible to other telescopes.

The wave of star birth was triggered by the encounter of two galaxies known by the common name IC 1623. The merging couple is producing stars at a rate 20 times faster than that of our own Milky Way galaxy, scientists said.

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