James Webb Telescope reveals never-before-seen images of Jupiter in 2022

Looking into the backyard of the solar system, the James Webb Telescope will study all the expanses of the planet Jupiter. These are his first images.

The impact came unexpectedly. Although NASA has already announced that it will publish unique pictures captured by the James Webb Telescope, United States President Joe Biden, revealed the photographs a day before the scheduled date. We can see distant galaxies and stars, which they emitted their light at a very young stage of the Universe. This is the sensor power of this device.

Although the device has a unique ability to look long into the cosmic past, say the engineers in charge of the project, can also accurately look at closer objects. One of them is Jupiter, the gas giant which describes an orbit in the “yard” of the Solar system. For the first time in history, the James Webb Telescope took images of the planet from very high light stimuli. These were the results.

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Like David watching Goliath

NASA, ESA, CSA and B. Holler and J. Stansberry

Jupiter is at minus 11 times larger than Earthaccording recordings from NASA. It is the farthest planet in the solar system and on a clear day it can be seen with the naked eye. Like David looking at Goliath, the James Webb Telescope will observe the planet to learn more about its moons, volcanoes, geological formations and natural history on the surface.

This project is managed by the Mikulski Archives for Space Telescopes at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Information recently released by NASA includes Incredibly detailed photos and spectra of various asteroidsthat the James Webb Telescope captured before the publication of its first photographs.

Like Hubble, James Webb records images in infrared: a spectrum of light that is beyond the reach of the human eye. These recordings are processed in a computer which, with color filters, represents the original hues of celestial bodies. This is also the case for Jupiter:

“[…] These images of Jupiter demonstrate the full understanding of what Webb can observe, from the faintest and most distant observable galaxies to planets in our own cosmic backyard that can be seen with the naked eye from your backyard.” communicated Bryan Holler, a scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, who helped plan these observations.

Other members of the observation team agree that “they couldn’t believe” the extraordinary detail with which the James Webb telescope looked at Jupiter: it even managed to capture some of its rings. According to specialists, these photographs are proof that this device can “observe satellites and rings near bright solar system objects“. Among them, Saturn and Mars also stand out.

Specialists say the telescope is performing “much better than expected”. Very soon you will be able to learn more about the moons of Jupiter. Especially from Europe, since the telescope lmanaged to record it in motion.

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