James Webb Telescope First Image: See snapshots of the early days of the next-generation space observatory. NASA on Tuesday (July 12) unveiled the first scientific-quality images from its next-generation James Webb Space Telescope (aka Web or JWST), which led to the release of this new image of the Carina Nebula.
The Carina Nebula is a large cloud of dust and gas about 7,500 light-years from Earth where stars are forming and dying. And JWST’s theory of the nebula, which combines near-infrared and medium-infrared light, offers a whole new perspective on its activity.
“There’s a lot going on here, it’s beautiful,” said Amber Astragon, an astronomer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, during a live event. “Today, for the first time, we are seeing brand new stars that were completely invisible to our eyes.
SK President Joe Biden released one of the first images of the universe clicked on the James Webb Space Telescope on Monday (local time). The picture shows a deeper view of the universe that has never been seen before. In the picture, you can see SMACS 0723, a large cluster of galaxy clusters that acts as a magnifying glass for the objects behind it. Using gravity lensing technology, the web telescope created the first deep field view of old, distant, and faint galaxies.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that the image taken through the telescope is the deepest image ever taken of the universe. “This vast expanse of the universe encompasses a piece of the sky, approximately the size of a grain of sand that is placed about the length of someone’s arm on Earth,” the NASA release said. Some images of these distant galaxies and clusters of stars have never been seen before. The cluster of galaxies is shown in the image as it appeared 4.6 billion years ago.
The image was clicked by an infrared camera near the web. The images were clicked at different wavelengths of light over a 12-and-a-half-hour period and are faster than the Hubble Space Telescope because it took weeks for its deepest fields to capture the image.
More high-resolution images featuring distant planets and “stellar nurseries” in the form of stars will be shared on Tuesday. The new images will include Carina Nebula, WASP-96b, Southern Ring Nebula, and Stephan’s Quintet.
The Carina Nebula is a wonderful nursery with stars larger than our sun. It is more than 9,600 light-years away. Pictures of the exoplanet WASP-96b and its surroundings will also be released. The planet is 1,150 light-years from Earth and is half the mass of Jupiter and orbits its sun in just 3.4 days.
US President Biden was shocked after his release. “It’s hard to understand,” the president said, acknowledging the fact that the web telescope was photographing the universe about 13 billion years ago. “These images are going to remind the world that the United States can do great things and will remind the American people, especially our children, that there is nothing beyond our capabilities,” AFP quoted AFP as saying. Biden said.
The rest of the high-resolution color images from the Web Telescope will debut on July 12. The Webspace Observatory was launched in December last year by an Ariane 5 rocket. The space observatory is orbiting the sun 1.6 million kilometers from Earth in an area of space called Lagrange Point.
The main mirror of the space telescope is more than 6.5 meters wide and is made up of parts of 18 gold-coated mirrors. It has fuel to last for 10 years and also has fuel storage for electricity for some more time.