We Can't Stop Staring Because The Webb Team Just Dropped A Picture Of Jupiter.
We were in a frenzy this morning over a stealthy side view of a galaxy shown in the first full-color James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) photos.
We Can't Stop Staring Because the Webb Team Just Dropped a Picture of Jupiter.
But if you thought that was crazy, wait until you see this: JWST has also dropped a sneaky picture of Jupiter! And they're breathtakingly lovely.
These photos, collected during JWST testing, were included in the JWST commissioning report.
The photos depict Jupiter and its rings, as well as three of its moons: Europa, Thebe, and Metis, which may be seen in greater detail .
JWST's Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) captured the photos, which utilise two distinct filters to emphasise various wavelengths of light .
JWST was tested to ensure that it could follow fast-moving objects across the Solar System.
JWST photographed nine objects for this, and Jupiter was the slowest moving but, as you can see, one of the most beautiful.
The test also shown that JWST can capture features like as moons and rings around a planet as bright as Jupiter.
Observing a bright planet and its satellites and rings was predicted to be difficult due to scattered light that might influence the research instrument used.