“We have never seen Jupiter like this! “: Unpublished images taken by the James-Webb telescope

Le télescope spatial Nasa, ESA, CSA James Webb a capturé de nouvelles images de Jupiter. © NASA, ESA, équipe Jupiter ERS ; traitement d'image par Judy Schmidt

We recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Voyager probes who in particular gave us already spectacular images of Jupiter and its moon A with a small “L” is the satellite of a planet. For example Phobos and Deimos are the two moons of the planet Mars.
The Moon with a capital “L” is the only natural satellite of the Earth; probably the result of a collision 4.4 years ago…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/c/7/8/c785911d64_50034415_lune-05 .jpg ” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/universe-lune-2550/” data-more=”Read more”>moons. In the early 1990s, Jupiter could also be seen with ground-based instruments, such as theInfrared Telescope Installation (IRTF) and of course Hubble in space to obtain close-up images of Jupiter, such as those obtained during the impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.

It was the turn of the James Webb Space Telescope to delight us with images of Jupiter that he takes in the realm ofinfrared and that image processing techniques allow us to see color translated in false times…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/7/ 9/5 /7951943cc1_85596_color .jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/physics-color-4126/” data-more=”Read more”>colors.

We can convince ourselves of this with the latest images published online by NASA and the European Space Agency represents a gateway to space for Europe. Its mission is to shape European space capability development activities and make…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/0/9/f/ 09f0b05e28_50034401_logo -esa-fs .jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/universe-esa-2466/” data-more=”Read more”>THIS and which are related to observations of Jupiter in the infrared on July 27, 2022 as part of a demonstration program early science co-directed by a astrophysicist of the Paris Observatory – PSL, Thierry Fouchet, working at Lesia (Laboratory of space studies and instrumentation in astrophysics).

The comments of this astrophysicist, as well as the other director of the program, can be found on the website of the Paris Observatory – PSL. early science, famed planetary scientist Imke de Pater, professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. She is also known for leading the team that used the telescope Capable of observing in the infrared and the visible, it is the largest telescope in the world today. It is part of the Mauna Kea Observatory.” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/universe-observatoire-keck-4768/” data-more=”Read the definition”>Crimp have photographed the impact of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter, just for your introductory treatise on planetology with colleague Jack J. Lissauer.

“We have never seen Jupiter like this! »

Thus for the planetologist: “ We have never seen Jupiter like this. It’s all pretty amazing. To be honest, we did not expect such a good image. It’s really remarkable that we can see details of Jupiter along with its rings, small satellites and even galaxies in a single image. She adds: Although we have already seen many of Jupiter’s features, JWST’s access to infrared opens up a new perspective. The combination of images and spectra in near and mid-infrared wavelengths will allow us to study the interaction between the dynamics ofatmospherechemical composition and vertical temperature structure at and above the great red spot and in the auroral regions. »

Still on the Lesia website, we find the following comment by Thierry Fouchet regarding the image above: This image illustrates the sensitivity and dynamic range of the instrument. NIR camera of the JWST. She reveals the wave and the surge
Note that, on the high seas, we will more easily talk about…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/7/a/0/7a0ae575e0_132287_vague.jpg” data- url=”https://news.google.com/planete/definitions/ocean-vague-15182/” data-more=”Read more”>wavesto them whirlwinds and the bright vortices of Jupiter’s atmosphere and, at the same time, provides an image of the dark ring system, a million times fainter than the planet, as well as the moons Amalthea and Adrasthea, which are about 200 and 20 kilometers in diameter respectively. This image alone illustrates the scientific goals of our program. Jovianwho studies dynamics and chemistry, is therefore interested in the elements that make up matter (atoms, ions, etc.), their properties and the chemical bonds that can be created between…” data-image=”https :/ /cdn .futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/1/d/2/1d2ee349de_91893_chimie-def.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/chimie-chemy- 15837/ “data-more=”Read more”>chemistry of the planet itself, its rings and its satellite system.

And now Jupiter in the eyes of the James-Webb Space Telescope

article of Xavier Demeersmann published on 07/18/2022

The James-Webb Space Telescope didn’t just probe celestial objects millions or billions awayLight yearsalso noted his great mirror on Jupiter and its potentially habitable moon, Europa. Here too, the result exceeds the expectations of the astronomers.

the first images of James-Webb Unveiled on July 12 and effectively inaugurating the science campaign for the largest and most powerful space telescope ever launched, they wowed us with their discoveries on Tuesday. There is so much to say about each one of them, from the farthest reaches of the The history of the universe begins about 13.7 billion years ago in an extremely dense and hot soup. The laws of physics like us…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/1/5/5/1557798396_80921_universe.jpg” data-url= “https : //news.google.com/sciences/definitions/astronomy-universe-15239/” data-more=”Read more”>Universe reviewed – the deepest image of the Universe ever obtained » -, to planetary nebula from the south ring, passing through a nebula with its amazing “reliefs” of detail, and not to mention the intertwined galaxies of Stefan’s Quintet, where you can even see stars individual… In short, already iconic images. An impressive jump in the details obtained thanks to its instruments for distant cosmic objects from several tens of thousands of light years… to several billion light years. Y “This is just the beginning! “ (this is just the beginning), repeated the astrophysicists who participated in their live presentations by NASA.

And now, Jupiter!

Another surprise and beauty recorded on July 12 in the STSI Mikulski archives (Space Telescope Science Institute) as part of the James-Webb commission, a familiar and close object: Jupiter. The astronomers are delighted and do not hide their admiration for the quality of the images and the data obtained.

Curious to see what it would be like to observe a celestial body so close and bright, they were not disappointed: these portraits of the largest planet in the Solar system in fact they reveal its very discreet rings (NIRCam image), the moon Europa and the small Metis and Thebes. “The images of Jupiter in the narrow band filters were designed to provide beautiful images of the entire disk of the planet, but the large amount of additional information about very faint objects (Métis, Thebes, the main ring, Difference between haze and fog
Fog is distinguished from fog by its density: vision extends beyond a kilometer.
In…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/7/8/a/78a1577616_50035728_brume-campagne-1suisse-cc-2.jpg” data-url= “https://news.google.com/planete/definitions/meteorologie-brume-7395/” data-more=”Read more”>mists) in these images taken with about a minute exposure was a very pleasant surprise.”
says John Stansberry, who runs the NIRCam instrument.

As far as Europeone of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter (visible with binoculars), we can also see its shadow cast on Jupiter, just to the left of the famous Great Red Spot. This potentially habitable satellite that harbors a global ocean under a thick layer of ice will be a prime target for astronomers hoping to scrutinize and study its water vapor plumes with the space telescope. “I think it’s one of the best things we’re going to be able to do with this telescope in the solar system.”says Stefanie Milam, a planetary science researcher at the GSFC (Goddard Space Flight Center) from NASA.

james webb has not finished surprising us and the scientific images of the Universe will rain down for our greatest pleasure, showing us structures and objects that we have never seen before.

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