Wednesday 24 August 2022 – 10:43
The US space agency (NASA) has published impressive new images of Jupiter provided by the James Webb Space Telescope, showing two small moons, fuzzy rings and bright poles.
“It’s really cool to be able to see the details of Jupiter, with its rings, small moons, and even galaxies, all in one image,” UC Berkeley astronomer Emke de Pater wrote in a blog post Monday. The NASA.
A bright light appears at the poles of the largest planet in the solar system that includes Earth, which is Jupiter’s aurora borealis, consisting of particles from the sun that interact with the star’s magnetic field, as is the case with the planet. Land.
These images also show the surface of this gas giant with its winds, storms, and fog.
In wider-angle images, Jupiter appears with its razor-thin rings and its two moons, Amalthea and Adrasthea.
NASA obtained these images as a result of monitoring work carried out by the James Webb Telescope’s “Nircam” instrument, which monitors near-infrared radiation, which is a field not visible to the naked eye.
The data collected by the instrument was turned into illustrations that the human eye can see, and the researchers will study this data to get a better idea of Jupiter’s inner workings.
The $10 billion James Webb Telescope was launched into space about eight months ago and is currently stationed about 1.5 million kilometers from the planet.