NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has sent back its first image of Neptune and it’s remarkable in more than one aspect. First of all, it’s the clearest view of the ice giant in more than 30 years. And second, Webb’s image managed to reveal the distant planet’s delicate rings, something that’s definitely not an everyday sight.
Thanks to its infrared vision, James Webb Space Telescope can pierce through dust clouds and see further than any telescope has ever seen. As you may have read, it can take photos of the universe as it was over 13 billion years ago. But how far is that exactly? How far can Webb’s infrared camra see?
To help you put things into perspective, NASA has released a video that shows a fraction of Webb’s capabilities. It zooms all the way to the Cartwheel Galaxy, a gorgeous photo that the telescope recently took.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And I believe that a piece of music can be as well. Even though we can’t hear space phenomena, we can turn its images into music, forming a new and totally mesmerizing form of art.
NASA scientists started a project called A Universe of Sound, turning space photos into pieces of music. Using the process called sonification, they imagined what the gorgeous Butterfly Nebula would sound like, and it’s like a combination of a dream and a sci-fi movie.
James Webb Space Telescope amazed everyone when it sent back its first photos. It continues to impress us as it discovers new details about distant stars and galaxies. But can you imagine a telescope four times as powerful?
Giant Magellan Telescope threatens to shade Webb. With four times Webb’s resolution and a whopping $1 billion cost, it is going to be the most powerful telescope ever made. Just imagine the discoveries that are yet to come.
Remember when we were kids, we would look up into the sky and try to find shapes in the clouds? Well, I still sometimes do it at 33, and the latest James Webb telescope image reminded me of this fun activity.
JWST has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, sending back a mesmerizing, colorful image. I loved looking at it and it reminded me of a merry-go-round that was always near the train station in my hometown. Of course, this is just my imagination, but the image is even more epic than I can imagine. It’s not only beautiful, but it reveals new details about star formation and the galaxy’s central black hole.
When the first James Webb telescope photo was published, I believe we were all amazed and even emotional about it. And now, there’s a new way to admire Webb’s spectacular first photo and have everyone around you do it too.
Both you and your friends can now look at this image every time you meet up, and not just by opening it on your phones. Thanks to fashion brand SvahaUSA, you can now wear Webb’s First Deep Field if you just can’t get enough of it.
There is a lot of mystery surrounding black holes. Every time there’s a new photo or we learn something new about them, it makes my heart beat a little faster. NASA has recently shared a spectacular image showing giant rings of light surrounding a black hole. It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, which is fantastic on its own. But knowing that it’s a real photo… It truly makes your imagination run wild.
James Webb Space Telescope has broken a new record. It has spotted the oldest and the most distant galaxy ever observed, daring back to the youth of our universe. Compared to the previous record held by Hubble, Webb’s photo beat it by nearly 100 million years. And what’s more – the telescope could observe even older and more distant galaxies in the future.
RAW files and videos taken on a modest DSLR or mirrorless camera still take up quite a lot of space. So, how much storage space do you think James Webb Space Telescope needs? One would think that a ten-billion space telescope would need quite a lot of storage space for all those super-sharp and detailed photos it takes and sends back to Earth. If that’s what you think – you’re wrong.
The JWST uses memory that’s likely smaller than your smallest SSD, or even memory card – it has only 68 GB of space! But how? Why? NASA has explained how it works and why a telescope that powerful doesn’t need a lot of storage space at all.
Black holes are, without a doubt, the most mysterious and at the same time the most fascinating objects in the Universe. A supermassive one was photographed in 2019, but many roam the space. In fact, astronomers estimate that there are 100 million in our galaxy only!
So naturally, some of these black holes are hiding in space photos. Do you think you can spot them? Astronomers are seeking help in finding black holes in photographs, and you can be the one to contribute.