- The James Webb Telescope captured new images of the largest planet in the Solar System.
- These images were processed by scientist Judy Schmidt.
- He saw faint circles that had never been seen before.
The James Webb Telescope is looking closer to home after capturing spectacular phenomena at the edge of time. The world’s most powerful spacecraft has captured Jupiter like never before. The observatory, in its latest offering, backed up data on major storms, strong winds, auroras and extreme temperature and pressure conditions on the planet.
The James Webb Telescope is capturing new images of the Solar System’s largest planet, providing new clues about life inside Jupiter. The image shows in new detail the turbulent Great Red Spot, a storm that has been raging over the planet for decades and growing in size.
The images, processed by scientist Judy Schmidt, were captured by the observatory’s Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam), which has three special infrared filters that reveal details of the planet.
“We didn’t expect it to be that good, to be honest. It is truly remarkable that we can see details of Jupiter with its rings, small satellites and even galaxies in one image,” said astronomer Emke D. Peter. professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He led the Jupiter observations with Thierry Foucht. , professor at the Paris Observatory.