November 29, 2022

NASA has recently releases a image of a bright bluish Jupiter, captured by James Webb Telescope with infrared rays, on Tuesday, 23 August. Two moons, rings and even distant galaxies are visible in the image. The latest images shows the planet with all its elements from giant storms to extreme temperature.

The recent image of the Biggest planet on our Solar System has bluish hue unlike its popular orange hue. It is the first time the world has witnessed a new avatar of the gas giant.

“We hadn’t really expected it to be this good, to be honest,” said Imke de Pater, planetary astronomer and professor emerita of the University of California, Berkeley.

“It’s really remarkable that we can see details on Jupiter together with its rings, tiny satellites, and even galaxies in one image.” said Paris Observatory professor Thierry Fouchet, who led the observation along with Imke de Pater.

In another image shared by NASA clearly mentions the stars, auroras, rings and every other features of Jupiter. “This one image sums up the science of our Jupiter system program, which studies the dynamics and chemistry of Jupiter itself, its rings, and its satellite system,” Fouchet said.

The James Webb Telescope is breaking new ground in the field of science and space. The telescope do not capture the image as we percieve. The image that scientist get from the telescope is in the form of datas taken from light detectors. The various data generated are then processed by image processor and compiled to get the final image. The first images were processed by Judy Schmidt of Modesto California, a image processor in the citizen science community.

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For the second image with the features of Jupiter, Schmidt collaborated with Ricardo Hueso, from Spain, who studies planetary atmospheres at the University of the Basque Country.