Giant storms, rainbow auroras and far-off galaxies are on display in the latest pictures of Jupiter taken from the James Webb telescope. According to scientists, the pictures are not just good but incomparable.
Images taken from the James Webb Space Telescope were processed by Prof. Imke de Petter with Judy Schmidt and released on 22 August 2022.
Several images from the James Webb telescope come together to give Earth a closer look at the gas giant. Many features of the largest Jupiter are visible in these pictures including Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot, a giant storm that is believed big enough to engulf Earth. This appears white in these images. You can also see faint rings and far-off galaxies 'photobombing' in the background, according to NASA.
The telescope can see even light that the human eye cannot see. For this reason, the light emanating from Jupiter's polar light is seen spreading in space.
Judy Schmidt said that the rings of the planet Jupiter are a million times dimmer than the light of the planet. The moons Amalthea and Adrastia can also be seen away from the planet.
The construction of the James Webb Telescope started in 2004 and after years of hard work, it was launched on 25 December 2021. The first picture of the telescope, the most distant picture was released on July 12, 2022. The telescope is expected to highlight the most unexpected aspects of the universe.