Images of Jupiter and images of spectra of several asteroids are captured by JWST on the 14th of July.
You can assume the power of JWST by the ability to track solar system objects and then convert them into images with details never been seen before.
In image Europa, the moon of Jupiter, orbiting on left Jupiter as the center can be seen clearly.
Say thanks to JWST, NIRcam instrument 2.12-micron filter.
Clouds, Great Red Spots, and Rings are just telling me I am Jupiter, the biggest planet in the solar system.
Here, you can see the distinct bands that formed a ring around the planet as well as big red spots and storms blowing fast.
The white region of the Jupiter is Iconic Spot shot by Webb’s Infrared Image.
The moon Europa set alone on the left is the target of NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper Mission. You can see the shadow of Europa at the left of the Great Red Spot.
2 other Moons of Jupiter Thebe and Metis are looking very clear and sharper in this image.
(Stefanie Milam) Webb’s Deputy Project Scientist for Planetary Science at NASA said “ I couldn’t believe that we saw everything so clearly and how bright they were.”
From this, we can conclude that…
Webb can capture insane images of the rings of bright solar system objects like Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars.
Maybe Webb can see the signatures of plumes depositing material on the surface of Europa that’s the craziest thing that we can do with this Telescope in the Solar System.
Webb captured some Jupiter rings that are absolutely astonishing and amazing, got possible only by the Webb’s NIRcam long-wavelength filter image.
Now, the question arises:- How fast can an object move and still be tracked or captured by Webb?
It’s become an important question for the scientist who is studying asteroids and comets.
During commissioning, Webb used an asteroid called 6481 Tenzing, located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, to start the moving target tracking “speed limit tests”.
Webb is designed in such a way that it can track objects that move as fast as Mars, having a maximum speed of 30 Milliarcseconds per second.
During commissioning, the Webb team initiated observations of various asteroids that all looked like dots as they were all small.
But after the observations, researchers said that Webb can give information about the objects that are moving up to 67 milliarcseconds per second.
JWST is giving information more than its limit.
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