NASA has shared the first images taken by the James Webb Telescope. Spectacular images, and very high quality, you can download perfectly to make wallpapers.
The NASA (legendary US National Aeronautics and Space Administration) released a few days ago The first images taken by the James Webb telescope. Launched on December 25, 2021, the giant space observatory, developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, is now 1.5 million kilometers from Earth. In this privileged position, he can take original views of space, capture infrared radiation – and therefore information invisible to the naked eye. After all, he observes far, far away. In fact, according to the laws of physics – light travels at about 300,000 km per second – the light coming to us from the stars – and hence their image – takes thousands, millions or billions of years to reach us, depending on their distance. We see some distant stars that are long gone… The James Webb Telescope is used to study the formation of the first galaxies and the dust clouds from which stars and planets formed, and the planets, to recover information about the formation of the universe, about 13.8 billion years ago, after the Big Bang, as far back in time as possible – so far away. – The goal was to go back.
James Webb: Photos of incredible quality
In addition to their incredible quality, the first images of James Webb shared by NASA — and which have made the rounds of the world and media since their release — are spectacular, not to say dreamlike. Many people seek to use them to create desktop or smartphone wallpapers. Here they are in different high definition formats and you can easily download them.
- SMACS 0723 Galaxy ClusterAs described by NASA “Deepest, sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date”.
Download full image of SMACS 0723 in very high definition
- Carina NebulaOne of the largest and brightest nebulae in the sky, home to many massive stars, much larger than the Sun.
Download full image of Carina Nebula in very high definition
- Southern Ring Nebula A planetary nebula – an expanding cloud of gas around a dying star. It is about half a light-year in diameter and is located about 2,000 light-years from Earth.
Download the full image of the Southern Ring Nebula in very high definition
- Stephen’s Quintet Located about 290 million light-years away, it is a spectacular group of billions of galaxies located in the Pegasus constellation.
Download Stephen’s Quintet full movie in high definition
You can easily set these images as wallpaper on your computer or smartphone. The method varies depending on the operating systems, but the manipulations are simple. Above portrait format images are cropped for phones. The complete images are very heavy: feel free to crop them and adapt them to the resolution of your screen – usually, 72 or 96 dpi is enough -, because the views provided by NASA are at 300 dpi: a resolution too high, great for printing, but useless on most screens.
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