It’s been a little over six months now Since European missile Put the James Webb Space Telescope into orbit. Now missing less than two weeks For the first images captured by NASA’s complex next-generation equipment that will be revealed to the world by the agency.
Some of them have already been captured and processed by the team of scientists, and others are still waiting for the grand opening day of this new era of space observations.
Pictures are being taken now,” Thomas Zurbuchen, who leads NASA’s science programs, said during a press conference Wednesday. “There is already some amazing science in the box, and there is quite a bit of other science that has yet to be taken in. We are in the midst of getting data on the history of the creation of the universe.”
According to the plan, the first images captured by the James Webb Telescope will be released on July 12, at 11:30 a.m. (GMT), on all of the agency’s digital platforms, which include the website, social networks and The NASA TV and the channel on youtubeIn addition to the application.
Among the notes that will be revealed:The deepest picture of the universe ever taken‘, in the words of the agency’s director, Bill Nelson. While he didn’t specify which objects in the early universe the telescope focused on, nor how old these targets were, he said the images would show the first objects ever seen. He added: ‘That’s further than I looked.’ to humanity before, and we’re just beginning to understand what Webb can and will do.”
According to the site Ars TechnicaWhoever managed to get access to this mystery remains locked and the key says that he was affected by what he saw. Deputy Director NASAPam Melroy, for example, has revealed that she admires the images that Webb has produced so far. “What I saw moved me as a scientist, as an engineer, and as a human being.”
Zurbuchen said he, too, was in awe of what the telescope proved it could do and nearly cried when he saw the first images taken by the spacecraft. “It’s really hard not to look at the universe from a new perspective and not have a very personal moment,” he said. “It’s an emotional moment where you see nature suddenly release some of its secrets.”
These words heighten the anticipation of those who were already curious and anxious. But if we waited 20 years for that to happen, two weeks would be nothing. Hold on, heart!
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