Jupiter New Pics Captured: NASA’s powerful new James Webb Space Telescope has captured the latest pictures of Jupiter. This is not the first picture of the planet Jupiter sent by James Webb to Space. Even before this, many wonderful pictures of this type have been sent from the web. Due to which once again astronomers and those interested in planetary science have started studying Jupiter. The agency has also posted a blog about these pictures. In which it is told that they will give scientists even more clues about the inner life of Jupiter.
Let us tell you that to make these special pictures captured on July 27 even more beautiful, they have been digitally enhanced and artificially colored. In the latest photos, they appear as some decorative designs around the Great Red Spot and provide unprecedented views of the auroras at Jupiter’s north and south poles.
“We really didn’t expect it to be this good,” planetary astronomer Imke de Pater and professor emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, said in their blog at NASA. He added, “It’s really remarkable that we can see details on Jupiter in one image with its rings, small satellites and even galaxies.”
Photos captured by special infrared camera
The latest images were captured by the James Webb Observatory’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCAM), which has three special infrared filters that display the details of the planet. About auroras, NASA said that it extends to a high altitude above both the north and south poles of Jupiter. “The auroras shine in a filter that is mapped to red colours, which also illuminate reflected light from the lower clouds and upper haze.
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A separate filter, which is mapped to yellow and green, shows haze moving around the north and south poles. A third filter, mapped to the blues, shows light that is reflected from a dark core cloud.” The Webb telescope was launched from French Guiana on Christmas Day 2021 atop an Ariane 5 rocket.