The scientific community awaits with great anticipation the official reveal of the first James Webb images on July 12.
Everything is getting ready for what will be the astronomical revelation of the year: the first color images from the James Webb Space Telescope .
After a few months putting all its scientific apparatus in order, the team behind the NASA project will reveal a series of images this Tuesday, July 12, to the entire community, officially launching one of the most anticipated space missions in history.
What the James Webb will show us
The first thing to say is that James Webb has already delivered images in the middle of the calibration process of his instruments, so as such these will not be the first images he will show the world.
On the other hand, they will be the first images completely in color and with the full operation of all their devices, so it will be officially the first search in their mission.
The James Webb Space Telescope carries four state-of-the-art instruments designed to examine everything from objects in the solar system to ancient, distant galaxies formed in the early universe just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.
According to NASA, the imaging targets are the Carina Nebula, the Southern Ring Nebula, Stephan’s Quintet, the galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, and the exoplanet WASP-96b . Bill Nelson, director of the agency, promised last week “the deepest picture ever taken of our universe.”
Scientists who have already been able to see the images obtained by the James Webb telescope have indicated that they are “moved” by the quality and importance they will have for the study of the universe.
How to see live the first space images of the James webb?
To be able to see this revelation live, we must be connected to the official NASA website this Tuesday, July 12, from 11 in the morning, Peru time. Representatives of the agency will be at the ceremony for that moment.
On NASA ‘s Spanish channel , streaming is marked from noon.
After the observatory captures its first proper images, it will begin science observations. The astronomers will analyze the data captured by the infrared sensors and publish articles about their findings.
James Webb is the world’s premier space science observatory, and once fully operational it will help solve mysteries of our solar system , look beyond to distant worlds around other stars, and explore the mysterious structures and origins of our own. universe and our place in it.