these pictures of jupiter NASA was included in the commissioning documents to demonstrate that James Webb’s NIRCam (Near Infrared Camera) could track moving targets. The planet Jupiter and its moon Europa can be seen in these pictures. Looking at the pictures shows that the James Webb Space Telescope will be very helpful in research related to our solar system. It can also track asteroids passing near the Earth. The first picture shows the planet Jupiter, to its left and its moon Europa.
In the second image, a short-wavelength image of Jupiter can be seen on the left and a long-wavelength image on the right. This reveals the different atmospheric conditions out there that the Webb telescope has been able to spot.
As per information, both the images were taken with an exposure of 75 seconds. In these, along with Jupiter, its moons Europa, Thebe and Metis are also visible.
Astronomers are hopeful that the James Webb Space Telescope can make discoveries that are unimaginable right now. Who knows what JWST is going to reveal next, but I’m sure we’re in for a lot of surprises, said René Doyen, principal investigator for Webb’s Near-Infrared Imager and Slit Less Spectrograph. In its first series of images, the telescope has shown the world a close-up view of a dying star, as well as a group of five galaxies. In addition, the world has seen baby stars up close, a place known as the nursery of stars.