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.
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.
NASA revealed the James Webb Space Telescope’s first photos yesterday, and the world is still under a great impression. The telescope was built on Hubble’s legacy and some objects shown in the first images had already been captured by Hubble. So, naturally, we want to compare them and see exactly how the two telescopes differ in power.
Spoiler alert: they differ a lot. We have all been amazed by Hubble’s images for over thirty years now, but Webb is Hubble on steroids in terms of image quality. So, let’s see how the photos from these two powerful telescopes compare.
“Are you ready, are you ready for this? Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?” After the sneak peek into James Webb Telescope’s abilities and its very first photo, NASA has more jaw-dropping content to share.
The first batch of Webb’s images has finally been unveiled, and I must admit that I’ve been at the edge of my seat ever since the test photo was published. It was well worth the wait – the newly released photos are absolutely mind-blowing and I’m sure you’ll share my opinion.
It looks like today is all about space photography and space photographers. And if you ask me, I’m not complaining. While we take a break between the first and the rest of the James Webb Telescope’s photos, NASA has another announcement – for the fourth year in a row, its Photographers of the Year have been selected.
The photos are somewhat unusual for those we usually see as contest winners. They give us a glimpse into the NASA scientists’ world, taking us behind the scenes of some of the agency’s most ambitious research projects.