The… revelation of the James Webb Space Telescope is coming in a few weeks – Watch the impressive video


James Webb is located 1.5 million km from Earth, at a point between the Earth and the Sun that offers the best possible conditions for observation

The first images of the space telescope James Webb they are coming soon and scientists are looking forward to seeing them. On Wednesday, June 29, the NASA organized an information day at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, ahead of the release of the first scientific quality images from the James Webb Space Telescope, which will take place during a live event on July 12.

«We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of all the scientists and engineers who have worked hard over the last six months to make this happen.“, Said the Klaus PontoppidanWebb program scientist at STScI, during the press conference.

Although NASA has already published some images taken during the satellite alignment, the images that will be published on July 12 will be from a fully functional observatory and will show what each of the telescope’s instruments can contribute to science.

These first images will include a field image that will look deeper into the past than ever before, scientists said during the briefing. NASA will also release the first Webb spectroscopic data – accurate data on the type of light detected by the satellite – which will allow scientists to learn more about the “components” of distant cosmic objects. The images will be visually impressive!

Each of the Webb’s four instruments, including the main camera, two near-infrared spectrometers and a mid-infrared camera and spectrograph, will contribute to further research by scientists. They will collect data on almost every scale, from our solar system today to the birth of the universe. Although scientists have been able to detect radiation from the beginning of our universe, no telescope has ever been able to detect light from some of the first stars and galaxies in the universe. The Webb will be the first observatory.

Although Webb is already a remarkable achievement, his earliest images represent the beginning of decades of science hope. Scientists say they have confirmed that the telescope has enough fuel to conduct science for the next 20 years. The data that will be collected during these years could redefine the way we understand our universe.

James Webb is located 1.5 million km from Earth, at a point between the Earth and the Sun that offers the best possible conditions for observation. From this point it will be able to operate in the dark and at low temperatures, ie in conditions that are necessary to make large-scale and good quality observations.

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