James Webb Telescope Jupiter Images

August 22, 2022

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured new images of Jupiter in never seen before details. These images shows details of Jupiter together with its rings, tiny satellites, and even galaxies in one image. These images come from the Webb's Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), which has three specialized infrared filters that showcase details of the planet. Since infrared light is invisible to the human eye, the light has been mapped onto the visible spectrum.

These images taken by James Webb Telescope, shows Jupiter with its faint rings, which are a million times fainter than the planet, and two tiny moons called Amalthea and Adrastea. The fuzzy spots in the lower background are most likely galaxies.

Webb’s Jupiter observations will give scientists even more clues to Jupiter’s inner life. These amazing pictures were released on August 22, 2022 in a blog post from NASA.

Source/Credit - NASA