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LIVE: NASA unveils new high-resolution photos taken by the James Webb Telescope

After yesterday’s early revelation of a clear vision of the deep universe, The The James Webb Space Telescope There is much more to a day described as historic for mankind.

Details about The atmosphere of a distant gas planetA “The Star Nursery” Where stars are formed, A A “quintet” of galaxies engaged in a dance of close encounters And this A cloud of gas surrounds a dying star.

NASA Chief Executive Bill Nelson began broadcasting the event live President Biden and Vice President Harris “looked like kids” last night when they showed James Webb’s first film.. “We make the impossible possible. Thanks to the Ariane rocket carrying it and placing it on a precise trajectory, the telescope does not need to consume much fuel, which will allow it to extend its useful life by 10 to 20 years. Thus, you will double your service timeNelson said.

I add: “And it won’t stop. We’re going to the moon and mars with the biggest rocket ever built. Today we are going to look at the formation of stars and black holes in more detail. You can penetrate star nebulae to see distant stars more than 13,000 million years old. And the next to come will be up to 13.5 billion years, only a few hundred million light years from when it all began.”.

“With new images, humanity will now have new questions to ask,” Nelson concluded.

Photos will be released at 10:30 AM ET (1430 GMT). broadcast event live From NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center outside Washington. Objectives include: Carina NebulaA stellar nursery, famous for its towering pillars, including “Mystic Mountain,” a cosmic peak three light-years high, Hubble captured in an iconic image.

Hubble's iconic image of the Carina Nebula
Hubble’s iconic image of the Carina Nebula

Web also carried out a SpectroscopyAnalysis of light revealing detailed information, in A gas giant planet called WASP-96 bIt was discovered in 2014. WASP-96 b, about 1,150 light-years from Earth Half the mass of Jupiter and orbits its star in 3.4 days.

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yesterday, Webb revealed the clearest picture to date of the early universe13 billion years ago, NASA said Monday. Shocking shot released at President Joe Biden’s White House briefing It contains thousands of galaxies and some of the faintest objects ever seen.

The first full-color image from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, a revolutionary instrument designed to observe the dawn of the universe from space, Webb's First Deep Field (NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team/Handout via REUTERS)
The first full-color image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a revolutionary instrument designed to observe the dawn of the universe from space, Webb’s First Deep Field (NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team/Handout via REUTERS)

Known as The web’s first deep fieldShows galaxies SMACS 0723It acts as a gravitational lens, deflecting light from distant galaxies behind it toward the observatory in a cosmic magnification effect.

Launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana in December 2021. Webb orbits the Sun at a distance of 1.6 million kilometers from EarthThe second is in a region of space known as the Lagrange point.

There, A Fixed position relative to Earth and SunCourse corrections require minimal fuel.

A Engineering is amazingThe total cost of the project is estimated at US$10 billion, making it one of the most expensive scientific platforms ever built, comparable to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

The lens of the James Webb Space Telescope is seen during a media briefing at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland on November 2, 2016.  (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
The lens of the James Webb Space Telescope is seen during a media briefing at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland on November 2, 2016. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

The main mirror of the web is 6.5 meters wide and consists of 18 gold-plated glass sections. Like a camera in your hand, the frame should be as stable as possible to get the best shots.

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After the first films, Astronomers from around the world will share their time at the telescopeWith programs selected competitively through a process, applicants and examiners do not know each other’s identities, reducing bias.

Thanks for the efficient launch, NASA estimates the Webb has enough propellant for a 20-year lifespan. Working together with the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, it will help answer fundamental questions about the cosmos.

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