Telescope James Webb showed better images

(ORDO NEWS) — During the morning press conference on May 9, NASA released another batch of amazingly high-quality images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope.

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The image above shows the Large Magellanic Cloud taken with the MIRI Webb instrument, which specializes in mid-infrared imaging. It displays a Mid-Infrared (MIRI) instrument test image at a resolution of 7.7 microns.

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a small satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way, but it contains dense star clusters, and therefore serves as a suitable region of space for testing the capabilities of Webb’s next generation.

In the image above, you can see a zoomed-in section of the image compared to an earlier image of the same LMC target area taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope – using the latter’s infrared camera (8.0 ┬Ám).

According to a NASA blog post, Spitzer retired even though the observatory was one of the first to provide high-resolution images of the universe in both the near and mid-infrared.


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