LATE BREAKING NEWS: Nasa is releasing the first photo TODAY, Monday July 11, 2022. President Joe Biden is presenting it at a White House briefing scheduled for 5:00 PM (Eastern Time), 9:00 PM (GMT).
As a teaser, early images captured during calibration & testing routines. The Spitzer space telescope was good but nothing like this.
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey
NASA will unveil the first science-quality images from its next-generation James Webb Space Telescope on Tuesday (July 12). You can watch the event live on Space.com courtesy of NASA beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT).
Oo exciting and cool. Thanks for sharing! But why are there dark spots on the stars? I'm pretty sure those aren't black holes.
The early photos had black spot artifacts caused by dithering. The telescope moved slightly between exposures. The photos released today have no such artifacts.
I keep coming back to the images from JWST over and over - they're absolutely mind-boggling!
Q: If the universe is 13.8 billion years old, how come our space telescopes can detect light from 30-40 billion light years away?
A: Spacetime is expanding. Distant stars are traveling away from us. Their light moves like an ant walking on the surface of an inflating balloon.
Wow!!!! Truly amazing. When I was 12 I wanted to be an astronaut and fly to Mars haha. I wrote a letter to NASA and they sent me a photo of the surface of Mars. I still absolutely love this stuff. Just mind-boggling. Here's a hypothetical lava planet I painted:
Skyscraper-size asteroid will blaze past Earth in a close approach Sunday
Flying to the Mars is not good:
This is amazing! Sit back and take a quick journey into deep, deep space.
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Wow, wow, wow - words escape me !