James Webb’s photos are incredibly high resolution

SPACE – Barely ready for action, James Webb shows us what he’s capable of with incredible photos released by NASA. on Twitter Enthusiasts have compared these images to photos taken by previous telescopes, and the quality of James Webb’s resolution is unsurpassed.as you can see in the video at the top of the article.

The space telescope, located 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, completed the alignment phase of its scientific instruments on Thursday, April 28th. It is now ready to explore the limits of the universe, NASA has announced.

The four powerful instruments, three imagers and one spectrograph, were successfully aligned to the primary mirror (6.5-metre diameter), which ended in use in early January, two weeks after launch from the James Webb Telescope (JWST) in French Guiana.

Each has reached its “operating temperature” and is now ready for scientific commissioning, NASA said in a press release.

Stunning test images

Awaiting the first images from scientific observations, scheduled for the summer, the instruments confirmed they were able to capture “sharp and pinpointed images.”

Like these images of stars and gas from the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small dwarf satellite galaxy in the Milky Way, taken by the Mirim instrument. “This first image was great right away because we saw the quality of the images we were looking for,” tweeted Pierre-Olivier Lagage, Mirim’s scientific director at France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission.

“Everything is going well (…) I am absolutely certain that with the JWST we will advance science by leaps and bounds,” added the astrophysicist, touched.

“These remarkable test images demonstrate what humans can achieve across countries and continents when there is a bold scientific vision to explore the universe,” said Lee Feinberg, elements manager for the Webb Optical Telescope at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

The 10 billion dollar James Webb is expected by astronomers all over the world and should make it possible to observe in particular the first galaxies that only formed around 200 million years after the Big Bang.

See also on The HuffPost: James Webb, the space telescope that goes back to the dawn of the universe

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