Astronomical satellite James Webb updates from NASA
The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s replacement for the renowned Hubble telescope, was launched on Dec 25, 2021, with a goal to study the first stars and look further back into the history of the universe than ever before.
The James Webb Space Telescope’s ambitious mission includes examining distant exoplanets. (Image credit: ESA/Hubble, N. Bartmann)
Jupiter’s auroras and early galaxies glow in Webb imagery
Jupiter as seen in a composite image from Webb’s NIRCam; the aurora is seen as an orange glow around the poles. (Image credit: NASA)
On certain extremely hot gas giants, when day changes to night, molten iron may fall as rain.
The telescope is expected to reveal hot Jupiter exoplanet atmospheres with molten rain, which hurls vaporised rock or crystals from great heights.
James Webb Space Telescope breaking records again
A composite image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope’s MIRI and NIRCam instruments reveals the odd Cartwheel galaxy in an unprecedented detail. (Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI)
The race to understand science is on!
This citizen science image of NGC 628 (the “Phantom Galaxy”) from the James Webb Space Telescope displays luminous dust. (Photo by NASA, ESA, CSA, and Judy Schmidt)
The major image release from the James Webb Space Telescope!
The deepest infrared picture of the cosmos to date will be shown in the first publicly accessible science-quality image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which will be shown on July 11, 2022. (Image credit: STScI, CSA, NASA, ESA)