JWST: NIRCam is not yet functional; Biden to unveil the first image from Webb on July 11; Read more
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 11 July 2022, at 02:27 am Los Angeles time
There is only 1 day left until the world begins a new era of astronomy, exploration, science, and perception of the Universe.
The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever launched by mankind, will show the farthest part of the universe ever seen, show spectacular images of galaxies, spectra of exoplanets, and much more.
All this is expected to be made public by NASA, which has already received all the images captured by Webb, on July 12, 2022.
Until then, US President Joe Biden will show from the White House in Washington D.C., one of the full-color and unparalleled quality images taken by James Webb.
The announcement of the American president will probably mark the beginning of Cycle 1 of Webb's scientific observations, which will be long and full of discoveries, according to the scientists.
Biden will show one of the images from Webb, today, July 11, 2022, around 5 p.m. EDT (21:00 UTC), and the image will be broadcast on NASA TV and a little later on the NASA website.
In any case, Bailey Universe will publish the first full-color image from James Webb on the website and we announce that the image will be available:
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So far there has been good news, but we have some disappointing news about one of James Webb's instruments.
NASA said last week will be the last week of commissioning Webb's instruments, and we expect it to be put into operation even sooner, but NIRCam is not yet 100% operational.
There is another mode of the instrument, called Coronagraphy, which has not yet been put into operation by the team coordinating Webb.
In any case, we hope that it will be put into operation at the latest by the end of this week.
The rest of the instruments, MIRI, NIRISS, and NIRSpec are 100% functional at the moment.
Visit the Bailey Universe today around 5 p.m. ET (21:00 UTC), to see the first image from James Webb Space Telescope!