Astronomers are hard at work studying new data from James Webb Space Telescope. However, they also get images of known celestial bodies such as Jupiter.
NASA released several images of the planet on July 14. However, the telescope continues to send new materials to NASA that show the potential of James Webb telescope to study both our solar system and the distant universe.
NASA released a raw image of Jupiter that was taken using the Telescope’s Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam), on July 27, 2022. The camera took almost 11 minutes to create a new image. This photo shows Jupiter’s huge storm, the Great Red Spot, as well as streaks in Jupiter’s atmosphere.
This image and other photos are intended to aid scientists in understanding the planet’s atmosphere and the thermal structure and layers. They also study phenomena like winds and auroras.
According to a tentative schedule, Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io and Hygiea are the telescope’s targets for this week.