Scientists thrilled by James Webb telescope images

Scientists thrilled by James Webb telescope images

more than six months have passed Since a European rocket The James Webb Space Telescope was placed in orbit. now missing less than two weeks The agency to reveal to the world the first images taken by NASA’s complex next-generation instruments.

NASA announced that the first images taken by the James Webb Telescope will be released on July 12. Image: Dima Zell – Shutterstock

Some of them have already been captured and processed by the team of scientists, and others are yet to arrive until the grand opening day of this new era of space observation.

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“The pictures are being taken right now,” Thomas Zurbuchen, who leads NASA’s science programs, said during a press conference on Wednesday. “There’s some amazing science already in Cain, and some more yet to be picked up as we go along. We’re in the middle of getting the history-making data of the universe.”

As planned, the first images taken by the James Webb Telescope will be released on July 12 at 11:30 a.m. (GMT) on the agency’s all-digital platforms, including websites, social networks, the NASA TV more channels on YoutubeApart from the app.

Among the comments that will be disclosed”The deepest picture ever taken of the universe”, in the words of Bill Nelson, the administrator of the agency. Although he did not specify what objects in the early universe the telescope focused on, nor how old those targets were, he said the images would show the first objects ever observed. “This is something humanity has never seen before, and we are just beginning to understand what the web can and will do,” he said.

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according to website Ars TechnicaThose who had access to the secret, kept under lock and key, said they were impressed by what they saw. deputy administrator NASAPam Melroy, for example, revealed that she was influenced by the images the web had created so far. “What I saw moved me as a scientist, as an engineer, and as a human being.”

Zurbuchen said he was also amazed at what the telescope had proved to be capable of and almost cried when he saw the first pictures taken by the spacecraft. “It’s really hard not to look at the universe in a new light and not have a moment that is deeply personal,” he said. “It’s an emotional moment where you see nature suddenly giving up some of its secrets.”

These words added to the anticipation of those who were already curious and worried. But if we wait 20 years for that, two weeks is nothing. Wait, heart!

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