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NASA James Webb Telescope shares mesmerizing Jupiter images

The James Webb Telescope of NASA shared a mesmerizing picture showing Jupiter in the darkness of space.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 01 2022, 23:58 IST
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In the upcoming week, the James Webb Space Telescope will study more details about Jupiter. (NASA)
Jupiter
In the upcoming week, the James Webb Space Telescope will study more details about Jupiter. (NASA)

NASA James Webb Space Telescope just started its operation a few weeks back in space and in this short span of time, the most powerful telescope in the Universe hasn't missed a chance to surprise us. A few days back, the James Webb Telescope spotted the oldest galaxy, and now the new NASA telescope occupied itself to study the planets in our own solar system. And now, NASA has released the latest James Webb Telescope image- a mesmerizing Jupiter.

Earlier, NASA released a handful of early images of Jupiter captured by the telescope on July 14. But the telescope has continued to revisit the planet to share more raw images, which show the biggest planet in the solar system to glow in the darkness of deep space. The raw new black and white image of Jupiter was captured by the telescope's Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument on July 27, which highlighted the planet's unique features.

James Webb Telescope captures Jupiter

The new shared image of Jupiter by the James Webb Telescope highlights the planet's massive storm, the Great Red Spot, as well as bands in the atmosphere of the planet. The image as well as the observations noted by NASA telescope are designed to help scientists understand the atmosphere and planet's thermal structure and layers to study phenomena like winds and auroras.

According to the Space.com report, the photo is the result of Webb's NIRCam focused at Jupiter for nearly 11 minutes while using the F212N filter, which observes light with a wavelength of 2.12 microns, most of the length of a common bacterium. The report further mentioned that based on the preliminary schedule by the operator of the James Webb Telescope, the Space Telescope Science Institute, next week, NASA's telescope will target Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, the large asteroid Hygeia and the supernova remnants Cassiopeia A. That means, you can expect more mind-blowing images from the depth of the space in the near future.

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First Published Date: 01 Aug, 23:58 IST
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