By mid-July there should be the first color photos from the James Webb Telescope from space. The images are meant to give viewers a “wow” effect.
After six months of preparation, the first color photos of space taken by the James Webb Space Telescope will be available on July 12. NASA, ESA and CSA announce. The images are meant to give astronomers and the public a “wow” effect, said Klaus Pontoppidan of the Space Telescope Science Institute.
ESA Project Manager Chris Evans: “This first launch will be an extraordinary moment for the mission and will give us our first glimpse of how Webb will change our view of the Universe.” His team looks forward to sharing these first images and data.
On the threshold of an incredibly exciting moment
NASA’s Eric Smith said that “the release of the first full-color images will be a unique moment for all of us to stop and marvel at a sight humanity has never seen before.” Humanity stands on the threshold of an incredibly exciting moment in the discovery of our universe.
It is not known what area of space the most expensive space telescope will occupy. Just this: The decision about what the device should record was a more than five-year project by the space agencies involved.
Once each of the telescope’s instruments is calibrated and tested, Webb’s team will work on a list of space targets selected and prioritized by an international committee. Scientists then processed the data for the public.
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