On September 5th, the James Webb telescope performed its first observations of Mars, taking pictures and collecting spectral data of the Red Planet. The discovery, which was made public by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday (19), provides a novel view of our neighbouring planet thanks to the telescope's great sensitivity to infrared light. New Mars water … [Read more...] about First-ever observations of Mars by the James Webb Telescope.
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Very first picture ever acquired of an extrasolar planet, captured by James Webb telescope.
Just recently, the James Webb Space Telescope was able to make its very first direct observations of an extrasolar planet (a world orbiting a star other than the Sun). The planet in question is HIP 65426 b, which is a gas giant surrounded by clouds of dust. This planet has been seen through several light filters, which demonstrates how Webb could disclose information about … [Read more...] about Very first picture ever acquired of an extrasolar planet, captured by James Webb telescope.