LIVE: NASA reveals new high-resolution images taken with the James Webb Telescope

Having revealed yesterday in advance the clearest view yet of the profound universe, James Webb Space Telescope It has so much to offer on a day that has been described as historic for humanity.

Details about Atmosphere of a distant gas planeta “A star nursery“Where stars are formed, a The “quintet” of galaxies participate in a dance of close encounters and the Gas cloud around a dying star.

Bill Nelson, NASA’s chief administrator, began broadcasting the event live by saying that President Biden and Vice President Harris ‘were like children’ when they were shown the first photo of James Webb last night. “We make the impossible possible. Thanks to the Ariane rocket that transported it and put it on a precise trajectory, the telescope did not need to consume a lot of fuel, which will allow it to extend its useful life from 10 to 20 years. Thus, you will double your service timeNelson said.

And he added:This will not stop. We’re going to the moon and Mars with the biggest rocket ever built. Today we will see the formation of stars and more precisely in black holes. You will be able to penetrate stellar nebulae to see the farthest stars, which are over 13,000 million years old. And those to come will be 13.5 billion years old, only a few hundred million light-years from their inception.“.

“With the new images, there will now be new questions for humanity to ask,” Nelson concluded.

The photos will be posted starting at 10:30 a.m. ET (1430 GMT), at broadcast event He lives From NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center outside Washington. Include goals Carina Nebulaa stellar nursery, famous for its towering pillars that include “Mystic Mountain,” a cosmic peak three light-years high captured in an iconic image by Hubble.

Hubble's iconic image of the Carinae Nebula
Hubble’s iconic image of the Carinae Nebula

Webb also performed a Spectroscopyanalysis of light that reveals detailed information, in a A gas giant planet called WASP-96 bwhich was discovered in 2014. Approximately 1,150 light-years from Earth, WASP-96 b is about Half the mass of Jupiter It orbits its star in just 3.4 days.

yesterday, Webb reveals clearest picture yet of the early universe13 billion years ago, NASA said Monday. The stunning shot, released at a White House briefing by President Joe Biden, is It is teeming with thousands of galaxies and contains some of the faintest objects ever seen.

The first full-color image from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, a revolutionary instrument designed to look into the universe until the dawn of the universe, shows the galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, known as Webb's first deep field (NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO production team). /blog via REUTERS)
The first full-color image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a revolutionary instrument designed to look into the universe until the dawn of the universe, shows the galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, known as Webb’s first deep field (NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO production team). /blog via REUTERS)

known as The Web’s First Deep FieldGalaxies cluster appears SMEX 0723which acts as a gravitational lens, diverting light from distant galaxies behind them toward the observatory, in a cosmic magnification effect.

Launched in December 2021 from French Guiana on an Ariane 5 missile, Webb orbits the Sun at a distance of 1.6 million km from Earthin a region of space called the second Lagrangian point.

There, residing in a Fixed position relative to the earth and the sunwith minimal fuel required for course corrections.

a Engineering marvelThe project’s total cost is estimated at around $10 billion, making it one of the most expensive science platforms ever built, compared to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

The mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope is shown during a media conference at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, November 2, 2016 (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
The mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope is shown during a media conference at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, November 2, 2016 (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

The main Webb mirror is more than 6.5 meters wide and consists of 18 gold-plated mirror pieces. Like the camera in your hand, the frame should remain as stable as possible to get the best shots.

After the first pictures, Astronomers from all over the world will share their time in the telescopewith projects selected competitively through a process in which applicants and selectors do not know each other’s identities, to reduce bias.

Thanks to the effective release, NASA estimates Webb has enough propellant for 20 years. Working in tandem with the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, this will help answer fundamental questions about the universe.

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