- JWST – launched on December 25, 2021.
- James Webb Space Telescope captures pictures of Cartwheel Galaxy.
- James Webb Space Telescope is an impressive international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency.
James Webb Space Telescope, launched last year, recently captured some beautiful images of the cartwheel galaxy. The picture released by Nasa on August 3 captures the interacting design of the Galaxy, millions of light years away from earth. Additionally, The James Webb Space Telescope 4k photos of the ring galaxy have been released by Nasa for downloading.
JWST- A $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope is NASA’s largest powerful space science telescope that will probe the cosmos to uncover the universe’s history from the alien planet formation to beyond the Galaxy. It is one of NASA’s Great Observatories, including the likes of the Hubble Space Telescope, to peer deeper into the cosmos. Eventually, It took 30 days for the James Webb Space Telescope to travel nearly a million miles (1.5 million kilometers) to its permanent home: a Lagrange point, a gravitationally stable location in space. The telescope arrived at L2- second sun-earth Lagrange point on January 24, 2022. L2 is a spot near earth that lies opposite the sun. This orbit will allow the telescope to stay in line with the earth as it orbits the sun. This spot has been popular for several other space telescopes, including the Herschel Space Telescope and the Planck Space Observatory.
As per NASA, the James Webb Space Telescope will focus on four areas, the first light in the universe, the assembly of galaxies in the early universe, the birth of stars and protoplanetary systems, and planets (including the origins of life.) On July 11, NASA announced that all 17 observatories’ scientific instrument ‘modes’ have been vetted in James Webb Space Telescope to begin its epic science mission saga. Additionally, it is expected to take amazing photos of celestial objects like its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope. Interestingly, for astronomers, the Hubble Space Telescope remains in good health, and the two telescopes will probably work together for JWST’s first years. Moreover, it will also look at exoplanets that the Kepler Space Telescope found or follow up on real-time observations from ground space telescopes.
An impressive international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency. According to NASA, the JWST involved more than 300 universities, organizations, and companies across 29 U.S. states and 14 countries. The nominal duration for the James Webb Space Telescope is five years, but the goal is ten years as per ESA.
Before the first image and data release, Webb had already treated us to several impressive images during its various instrument checks.
On February 11, NASA announced that The James Webb Space Telescope had captured its first images of starlight, later known as HD 84406. Light from HD84406 captured from Webb’s 18 mirror segments is located on the primary mirror, resulting in a mosaic of 18 scattered bright dots.
“As Webb aligns and focuses over the next few months, these 18 dots will slowly become a single star,” Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, said on Twitter.
On February 18, NASA released a new and improved image of HD84406, bringing 18 unfocused copies of a star into a deliberate hexagonal formation. On March 11, the Webb team completed the stage alignment known as fine phasing. Further, Nasa stated at every stage of the JWST Optical Telescope Element, every optical parameter checked and tested was performing at or above expectations.