UNITED STATES: NASA takes the game to a new level as it shows the capabilities of the James Webb space telescope (JWST). The Fresh set of images taken by the James Webb telescope is no less than a wonder which NASA released on Tuesday.
Southern Ring Nebula: The distance between us and this planetary nebula, an expanding cloud of gas surrounding a dying star, is about 2,000 light-years (distance travelled by light in one year). Here, Webb’s strong infrared eyes reveal a second fading star for the first time in its entirety. Webb can investigate the expulsion of dust and gas from elderly stars that may one day develop into a new star or planet, from birth through death as a planetary nebula.
Stephan’s Quintet: The dust cloud encircling the center of one galaxy was penetrated by Webb’s view of this compact group of galaxies, which is located in the constellation Pegasus, to expose the velocity and make-up of the gas close to its supermassive black hole. Now, researchers can observe star formation in interacting galaxies in unprecedented detail and learn how the gas in these galaxies is being disrupted.
Carina Nebula: The earliest, most rapid stages of star creation are revealed by Webb’s study of the “Cosmic Cliffs” in the Carina Nebula, which was previously unseen. Webb can observe newly emerging stars and investigate the gas and dust that gave rise to them by observing this and other star-formation regions in the southern constellation Carina.
WASP-96b (spectrum): Webb’s meticulous investigation of this hot, puffy planet outside of our solar system finds the distinct signature of water and signs of haze and clouds that earlier studies of this planet could not discern.
With Webb’s discovery of water for the first time in an exoplanet’s atmosphere, researchers will now focus on studying hundreds of other systems to learn more about the composition of other planetary atmospheres.
The James Webb Space Telescope is the most important observatory for space science worldwide. Webb will investigate the mysterious architecture and origins of our cosmos and our part in it while also looking beyond our solar system to faraway planets surrounding other stars.
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