Read more about the article Understanding James Webb Images: Color, Curves and Spikes
You will notice curved light streaks in the image. Read below to understand the reason.

Understanding James Webb Images: Color, Curves and Spikes

The last few days were great for science. We got some very beautiful, information-packed images from deep space. All thanks to the James Webb Space Telescope. Webb's First Deep Field Unveiled (NIRCam Image) Photo Credits: NASA Not seen the images yet? The image you see above is at a distance of 4.24 billion light years away from us! And the age of our planet is estimated to be 4.5 Billion years!If you have not seen the images yet, please stop everything…

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The Two Sides of the Webb Telescope

Challenges with Space Telescope

In the previous part of this Space Telescope Series, we discussed about the basic principle on which James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is based i.e. Infrared astronomy. Today we will discuss the challenges faced in launching space telescopes keeping in mind JWST in particular and space telescopes in general. The James Webb Space telescope under construction. NASA/Desiree Stover Size : How to fit it in rocket? The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most powerful space telescope ever built. Details…

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A near-infrared image of exoplanet 51 Eridani b captured by the Gemini Planet Imager on 18 December 2014. Credit: J. Rameau (UdeM) and C. Marois (NRC Herzberg).

James Webb ST & Infrared astronomy

The Universe is full of radiation of all types but most of this does not reach us here on Earth because our atmosphere blocks out many wavelengths of radiation, but permits others through.

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