First Webb Space Telescope Images of Red Planet

Webb Mars

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Webb’s very first pictures of Mars, recorded by its NIRCam instrument on September 5, 2022[Guaranteed Time Observation Program 1415] Left: Reference map of the observed hemisphere of Mars from NASA and the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). Top right: NIRCam image revealing 2.1-micron (F212 filter) showed sunshine, exposing surface area functions such as craters and dust layers. Bottom right: Simultaneous NIRCam image revealing ~ 4.3-micron (F430 M filter) released light that exposes temperature level distinctions with latitude and time of day, along with darkening of the Hellas Basin triggered by climatic impacts. The brilliant yellow location is simply at the saturation limitation of the detector. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Mars JWST/GTO group

On September 5, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope recorded its very first images and spectra of

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