The world’s newest and largest space telescope is on display Jupiter Like never before, Twilight and everyone else.
On Monday, scientists released footage of the largest planet in the solar system.
The James Webb Space Telescope Taken in July, the images captured unprecedented views of Jupiter’s northern and southern lights, and the vortex of polar fog.
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a storm large enough to swallow the Earth, stands out brightly alongside countless smaller storms. One of the wide-field images is particularly exciting, as it shows the faint rings around the planet, as well as two small moons against a shimmering background of galaxies.
“We’ve never seen a Jupiter like this before. It’s absolutely unbelievable,” planetary astronomer Imke de Pater, of the University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement that helped lead the observation. “We didn’t really expect it to be this good. , Honestly.”
The infrared images were artificially colored in blue, white, green, yellow and orange, according to the French-American research team, to highlight the features.
NASA and the European Space Agency, the successor to the $10 billion Hubble Space Telescope, walked away at the end of last year and have been observing the universe in infrared since the summer. Scientists hope to Behold, the dawn of the universe With Webb, we’ve looked all the way back to when the first stars and galaxies formed 13.7 billion years ago.
The observatory is located 1 million miles (1.6 meters) from Earth.
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