BLUFOn Tuesday, 12 July, NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency will publish the images of the universe using the new James Web telescope. These images are expected to be astounding.
This article by Jamie Carter, writing for Forbes, makes the following points:
- A NASA spokesman said humanity was on the verge of a fascinating period of discovery about our universe.
- The release of Webb's first full-colour images will offer a unique moment for us to stop and marvel at a universe that humanity has never seen before.
- The Webb telescope is there to look for the 'cosmic dawn' (the first stars), study black holes and examine exoplanet atmospheres.
- NASA is tight-lipped on the exact targets, but we can expect to see some Hubble Vs. Webb images that should show the capability of the new infrared space telescope.
- The initial batch of images is likely to be amazing.
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References from the Web:
- JUN 2022 James Webb Space Telescope will release its 1st science-quality images July 12—Space.com
- JUN 2022 The James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to do science – and it’s seeing the universe more clearly than even its own engineers hoped for—The Conversation