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Images of galaxies, planets and nebulas scroll down the screen. Text, News from the Universe. 
Many images of red spiral galaxies. Some have blue centers with orange and white shining middles. Text, Spiral Galaxy Collection, February 9, 2023. The James Webb Space Telescope has collected observations of 19 face on spiral galaxies in a combination of near infrared and mid infrared light. 
Webb's images provide unprecedented detail for studying how the star life cycle affects the structure of spiral galaxies. 
Bubbles and filaments are resolved down to the smallest scales ever observed. 
Close up images of several of the galaxies. They have orange swirling outer layers and blue and bright white interiors. 
Webb's Near Infrared Camera captured millions of stars, shown in blue. The Mid Infrared Instrument highlights glowing dust, showing where it exists between stars, as well as the bright red points of still forming proto stars. 
These images join a wealth of data from other telescopes that make up the Physics and High Angular resolution in Nearby Galaxies, PHANGS, program, which is supported by more than 150 astronomers worldwide. 
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