NASA Announces Date of First James Webb Space Telescope Images | Technology

The James Webb Space Telescope is a project that took more than 20 years to assemble on Earth. Now, after 6 months of preparation and calibration in space, NASA has announced that on July 12 it will be possible to see the first images, yes, we still don’t know what they could reveal.

This Wednesday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the date on which first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope.

Note that the giant telescope has been in space for 6 months, after nearly 20 years of assembly on Earth.

When will we see the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope?

The James Webb Space Telescopewill show its first color images, as well as its first spectroscopic data on July 12, according to what was announced by the JAR.

According to the entity, during those 6 months in space, Webb went through a period of preparation, “calibrating his instruments to his space environment and aligning his mirrors,” they said.

Already in mid-March, “the largest and most complex observatory ever launched into space”, took the first images while performing the “fine calibration” process.

What do we see in the first images?

The creation and implementation of james webb space telescopewas conducted by a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), the Canadian Space Agency and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore.

Therefore, deciding who or what will take the first photo of the giant spacecraft was no easy task.

“Our goals for the first Webb images and data are to showcase the telescope’s powerful instruments and preview the science mission ahead,” said astronomer Klaus Pontoppidan, Webb project scientist at STScI.

Of course, they clarified that the new telescope is so powerful that it’s hard to predict exactly what the first images will look like, so the results may be independent of the purpose of the different associations.

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