After the shocking first images, what are the next objectives of NASA’s Webb telescope?
We have all been left with our mouths open to see the first images of the James Webb telescope.
The James Webb Space Telescope was launched in late December 2021 on a mission expected to last at least 10 years. Since then, the incredible telescope has successfully unfurled its wide sunshield, turned on its scientific instruments, and reached an observation point more than a million kilometers from Earth.
Well, the space agency’s largest and most powerful telescope has been practicing its photography skills and has left us all stunned to see its first shots which we have already analyzed in depth in this article.
However, this did not end here. Two pictures of Jupiter with different wavelengths using their near infrared camera (NIRCam) we could see the next day. We leave them to you below.
And it’s that fever down the images of this telescope It still has a long journey that is accentuated with new shots. However, now the question that arises is find out what the next targets of NASA’s Webb Telescope are.
The second cycle will begin next summer. “We are turning the page on several new chapters on exoplanet atmospheres, the early universe, cloud formation, etc.”, Rene Doyon saidprincipal investigator for Webb’s NIRISS instrument, during a news conference. “And we don’t even know what we’re going to find. It’s exciting,” Add.
Now that astronomers have seen what the JWST is truly capable of showing the world, there are likely to be more challenging or impressive goals for the telescope as the observatory slowly gets to grips with this great apparatus. It is only a matter of time before more and more images arrive like the ones we have already witnessed.
This is just the beginning. “I think in the second round, people will be much more adventurous because now they know how good the facility is,” Doyon ends.