Nation World News, JAKARTA – The US Space Agency (NASA) released several images from the James Webb Telescope (JWST) of the planet Jupiter. The image was taken on July 14, but the telescope continues to revisit the planet to demonstrate JWST’s ability in studying our own solar system as well as the distant universe.
That capability is shown in the raw image (raw image) taken by the telescope’s Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument on July 27, 2022. The image highlights Jupiter’s giant storms, the famous Great Red Spot, and swarms in the planet’s atmosphere.
The image, along with other Webb observations, is designed to help scientists understand Jupiter’s atmosphere. The images are also expected to help characterize Jupiter’s thermal structures and layers and to study phenomena such as winds and auroras.
reported from space Sunday (31/7/2022), NIRCam observed Jupiter for about 11 minutes to produce a new image, which scientists call the F212N filter, which sees light with a wavelength of 2.12 microns, about the length of ordinary bacteria. Is. ,
According to a preliminary program released by the Space Telescope Science Institute in Maryland, which operates JWST, next week the observatory is expected to reveal the remnants of the volcanic event Jupiter Io, the giant asteroid Hygeia and the supernova Cassiopeia A.
However, the observation schedule is always subject to change. In addition, not all JWST data may be published immediately. Sometimes, scientists requesting data are granted exclusive access for a year to facilitate their analysis.