Spitzer Space Telescope, Great Infrared Observatory NASAprovided high-resolution images of the infrared universe, paving the way for the important explorer James Webb Telescope.
As detailed by NASA, through a statement, Webb is continuing the final calibration of the instrument and is preparing to release the first images in the coming weeks.
However, these images of the mirror alignment process do indeed give us a preview of Webb’s power in space.
The James Webb Telescope captures an amazing picture in space
According to NASA, it is necessary to compare the two images taken from the same view of a part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small irregular galaxy close to our own.
James Webb’s MIRI tool brings the details we see in a Spitzer image into sharper focus.
Web image reveals the tendrils of interstellar gas in unprecedented detail. Check the comparative history:
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Still according to the information, the most important component of the telescope is its primary mirror.
The larger the mirror, the more light it can collect and the smaller the mirror, the darker and distant objects it can detect. The mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope is 45 times the area of Spitzer.
Text with information from NASA
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