Demonstrating the US government’s unwavering interest in the space program, President Joe Biden unveiled the first public image of the James-Webb Space Telescope. And unsurprisingly, it’s spectacular. This shows the universe’s infancy as we have never seen it before. From a scientific but also a technical point of view. It opens a new window on the universe and shows us like we have never seen before.
The Space telescope James Webb NASA produced the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date. Dubbed the “first deep web field,” this image of the galaxy cluster Smacks 0723 is rich in detail.
This image was presented by US President Joe Biden on July 12 at 12:15 PM.
This depth-of-field, taken by the near-infrared camera Nircom, is a composite of different images. wavelengths, a total of 12.5 hours of exposure. As reported, the image shows the galaxy cluster Smacks 0723 formed 4.6 billion years ago. The combined mass of these galaxies acts as a Gravity lens, magnifies the galaxies so far behind it, galaxies and star clusters so ancient, so distant and above all never seen before. Some of these distant objects are 100 million years old!
Conclusion of the James-Webb commissioning process
After months of preparation, remember that James-Webb was launched on December 25, 2021, the observatory completed its commissioning activities only a few days ago. All 17 ways or “methods” of scientific instruments are validated and functional. This first image was made public on July 12, 2022, and the others will follow in the coming hours, beginning in the late afternoon, beginning science operations. Telescope Must work for at least 20 years!
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