NASA released the first images of the depths of the universe taken by the Webb telescope

NASA released the first images of the depths of the universe taken by the Webb telescope

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Incredibly clear photos of the ancient and new stars of our Universe were presented by scientists. NASA, together with the European and Canadian space agencies, has released the first images from the powerful James Webb space observatory. It was launched in December 2021.

The space telescope, weighing 6 tons, is currently located near the Lagrange point L2 – one of the zones of gravitational equilibrium of the Earth-Sun system. It is located at a distance of 1.6 million km from the Earth. The Webb telescope has a mirror with a diameter of 6.5 meters with 18 segments, which are made of beryllium and covered with a layer of gold. This is what allows him to create amazingly clear photographs of space.

On the night of July 11-12, the first clear photo from the telescope was presented. This is a deep infrared image of the distant universe.

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On July 12, access to the rest of the photos taken by the James Webb telescope was made available. In particular, on them we can see the gas giant WASP-96 b and the atmosphere that surrounds it. It has clear signs of haze, clouds and water. The telescope also detected the presence of specific gas molecules.

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Another image shows the planetary South Rim Nebula. It is a dying star that is surrounded by layers of dust.

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The telescope took pictures of young stars in the Carina Nebula. There, stellar wind and ultraviolet radiation form huge walls of gas and dust.

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Another image shows a group of five galaxies in the constellation Pegasus. It is called Stephen’s quintet.

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