NASA unveils impressive photos of the James Webb Space Telescope
Stars hold a lot of mysteries and that’s what led space agencies to build and send the James Webb Space Telescope into space. The latter captured incredible images of some large planets, nebulae and distant galaxies. Even the Hubble Space Telescope has never achieved a feat like that of the James Webb.
Indeed, last Tuesday, NASA published breathtaking images of the Carina Nebula, the southern ring, a cluster of a thousand galaxies called SMAC 0723, the gas giant called WASP-96b as well as the quintet from Stephen. Thus, the most expensive space telescopes will revolutionize knowledge of the Universe.
Details of breathtaking shots captured by the James Webb Space Telescope
First, the US agency released Monday the deepest infrared image of the Universe showing the first galaxies formed shortly after the Big Bang. And yesterday, she unveiled four new beautiful shots that offer humanity a whole new view of the Universe. We quote, the Carina nebula whose stars are several times larger than the Sun. In the background are also galaxies and as yet unknown structures.
We also have the Southern Ring Nebula which is a dying star surrounded by a huge cloud of gas. Then Stephan’s quintet which is a compact grouping of galaxies about 290 million light-years away. Five are visible on the picture, four of which collide with each other while moving. The exoplanet, which is also part of the images, is orbiting a star other than the Sun. Apparently, it is composed of gas and the presence of water has been detected in it.
A big step towards understanding the cosmos
Thanks to these new discoveries, scientists are making enormous progress in understanding the universe. Moreover, Amber Straughn, astrophysicist at NASA says that this is only the beginning because scientists will take the time to study all this data. Also, the James Webb Space Telescope is working as expected and it will give us more details in the future.
Basically, it should be operational for at least five years, although NASA thinks that the thrusters they have will allow it to support scientific work for more than a decade. And he’s only been in space six months.