Jupiter images in James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured such a spectacular picture of the planet Jupiter for the first time. Actually this picture was taken by James Webb on 27 July 2022.

Key Points

  • Images of Jupiter’s stormy Great Red Spot, Ring, Aurora and Aurora at the North and South Poles were not clearly visible in any photo taken to date.
  • Apart from this, all the parts of this planet are visible in a single line in a wide field picture. Its dim rings, its two satellites i.e. the moons Amalthea and Adrastea and the bright stars are visible in the Milky Way behind them. The format of the picture was infrared. The infrared images were artificially tinted blue, white, green, yellow and orange.

What is James Webb Space Telescope?

  • The James Webb Space Telescope is a large infrared telescope. It will study every phase in the history of universe. This includes formation of solar system, Big Bang and other theories that support life on other planets.
  • The Telescope is capable of looking about the past such as the first galaxies formed in the early universe through its longer wavelengths. These wavelengths will help the telescope to peer inside dust clouds from where the planets and stars are formed.
  • The telescope is to travel at a distance of 1.5 million kilometres from the earth.
  • The telescope is to be launched in Ariane 5 ECA rocket from French Guiana in South America. The rocket is from the European Space Agency.

What are the goals of James Webb Space Telescope?

The four main goals are as follows:

  • To search for the first galaxies formed after Big Bang.
  • To determine how galaxies evolved from their earlier formation
  • To observe the formation of stars from the first stages
  • To measure the physical and chemical properties of planetary systems




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