Jupiter Showcases Auroras, Hazes (NIRCam Widefield View)
With giant storms, powerful winds, auroras, and extreme temperature and pressure conditions, Jupiter has a lot going on. Now, the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope has captured new images of the planet. Webb’s Jupiter observations will give scientists even more clues to Jupiter’s inner life.
In this wide-field view, Webb sees Jupiter with its faint rings, which are a million times fainter than the planet, and two tiny moons called Amalthea and Adrastea. The fuzzy spots in the lower background are likely galaxies “photobombing” this Jovian view.
This is a composite image from Webb’s NIRCam instrument (two filters) and was acquired on 27 July 2022.Credit:
NASA, ESA, Jupiter ERS Team; image processing by Ricardo Hueso (UPV/EHU) and Judy Schmidt
About the Image
|Release date:||22 August 2022, 14:04|
|Size:||3283 x 2829 px|
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Colours & filters
|3.35 μm||James Webb Space Telescope|
|2.12 μm||James Webb Space Telescope|