A group of galaxies in Stephen's Quintet can be seen in deep space.

Stephen’s photo of quintuplets is a James Webb Space Telescope marvel

A new image from the James Webb Space Telescope reveals new details of Stephen’s Quintet, the first-ever discovered compact galaxy group that featured in the 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life” .

I’m pretty sure most readers of this column are familiar with the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” If you’re not, this is the story of a man named George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) who wants to travel and do great things, but ends up running a building and loan society in a small community, always married and locked in with the town The greedy old bankers keep fighting. When the banker finally looks as though he’s going to drive him to bankruptcy, George decides to kill himself, so an angel intervenes at a crucial moment and shows him, in a whimsical way, what the town would be like without him. The sight was so distressing that George begged the angels to bring him back to despair, and now, financial aid from his friends was on the line, saved with boundless joy.

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