The world’s newest and biggest space telescope is showing Jupiter as never before

  • James Webb’s telescope shows an incredible view of Jupiter.
  • The James Webb space telescope took the photos in July, capturing unprecedented views of Jupiter’s northern and southern lights, and swirling polar haze.
  • Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a storm big enough to swallow Earth, stands out brightly alongside countless smaller storms. 

The world’s most up-to-date and greatest space telescope is showing Jupiter as at no other time, auroras not.

Researchers delivered the shots Monday of the nearby planet group’s greatest planet.

The James Webb space telescope took the photographs in July, catching exceptional perspectives on Jupiter’s northern and southern lights, and twirling polar murkiness.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a tempest sufficiently large to swallow Earth, stands apart splendidly close by incalculable more modest tempests. One wide-field picture is especially sensational, showing the weak rings all over the world, as well as two small moons against a sparkling foundation of cosmic systems.

“We’ve never seen Jupiter like this. It’s all very mind-boggling,” planetary space expert Imke de Pater, of the University of California, Berkeley, said in an explanation. She helped lead the perception. “We hadn’t exactly anticipated that it should be this great, frankly.”

The infrared pictures were falsely shaded in blue, white, green, yellow, and orange, as per the US-French exploration group, to make the highlights stick out.

Nasa and the European Space Agency’s $10bn replacement to the Hubble space telescope soared away toward the finish of last year and has been noticing the universe in the infrared since summer. Researchers desire to see the beginning of the universe with Webb, looking as far as possible back to when the main stars and cosmic systems were framing 13.7bn a long time back. The telescope is situated 1m miles (1.6m km) from Earth.


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