ALERT: NASA shows jewel images of Jupiter, taken by James Webb. Its Moons can also be seen
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 12 July 2022, at 11:06 pm Los Angeles time
The James Webb Space Telescope continues to surprise us with some spectacular images of the planet Jupiter.
This is one of Webb's first preliminary observations of our Solar System.
The image you can see below was hidden in the Space Telescope Science Institute documents, which showed the telescope's performance after the commissioning was over, both for it and for its instruments.
In these images of Jupiter presented by the institute can be seen the ring of the planet and 3 of its moons.
Europe is probably the most beautiful of the moons, its shadow being close to the planet's Great Red Spot.
According to the document, these images are part of the tests that the telescope's instruments were subjected to during the commissioning period.
The images captured by NIRCam were one of Webb's main tests.
The telescope was tested to see its ability to track a moving target. And it passed the test very well.
Proof that Webb is ready to track comets, asteroids, interstellar objects, or even bodies in the Solar System are these superb images of the largest planet in our system.