OUT OF MIND
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Latest topics
» SUICIDED (Full Film)
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyToday at 11:19 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO NEWS ~ Mysterious Lights Caught on Camera Across San Diego 6/27/22! plus MORE
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyToday at 9:30 am by PurpleSkyz

» CERN - LHC beams: from injections to stable beams
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyToday at 9:22 am by PurpleSkyz

» Mars Has So Much Radiation, Any Signs of Life Would Be Buried Six Feet Under
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyToday at 9:18 am by PurpleSkyz

» Canadian Company Pledges To Produce TWO BILLION BUGS Per Year For Human Consumption
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyToday at 9:06 am by PurpleSkyz

» ‘Bushcraft’, Food For Free
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyToday at 8:59 am by PurpleSkyz

» Good People Doing Good Things — One And Thirty
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyToday at 8:55 am by PurpleSkyz

» Dr. Carrie Madej recovering in ICU after small plane crash
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyToday at 8:50 am by PurpleSkyz

» Claims for Injury, Death from COVID Shots Surge
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyToday at 8:43 am by PurpleSkyz

»  “My Body, My Choice” Activists Malfunction When Asked About Vaccine Mandates
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyToday at 8:37 am by PurpleSkyz

» Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison in Epstein Sex Trafficking Case
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 5:10 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Updated Info: ‘I think you’re clear’: VOICEMAIL from Joe Biden to Hunter
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 9:15 am by PurpleSkyz

» Bill Gates Has Solution for Polio Caused by Vaccines
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 9:07 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Billionaire Pritzker Family Is Pushing Transgender/ Synthetic Sex Identities on America
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 8:59 am by PurpleSkyz

» 58 Babies who Received COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Suffered Life-Threatening Injuries
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 8:56 am by PurpleSkyz

» Reiner Füllmich & 50 Lawyers – ”The Vaccines Are Designed To Kill & Depopulate The Planet”
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 8:44 am by PurpleSkyz

» Mom Who Rescued Kids Amid Uvalde Massacre Claims Cops Harassing Her Outside Home
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 8:40 am by PurpleSkyz

» LIFE OF MARS
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 8:32 am by PurpleSkyz

» Yet Another Covid “Conspiracy Theory” Confirmed As True
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 12:26 am by PurpleSkyz

» American Board of Internal Medicine seeking to de-certify Dr. Peter McCullough
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 12:23 am by PurpleSkyz

»  Medical Dictatorship: Their Gender War
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 12:20 am by PurpleSkyz

» Survey: More Than 750,000 Dead, 30 Million Injured Because of Covid Vax
James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star EmptyYesterday at 12:18 am by PurpleSkyz

You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » SPACE NEWS & DISCLOSURE » SPACE NEWS & UFO DISCLOSURE » James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star

James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin

James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star

 Feb 14, 2022 by  News Staff / Source



Each dot visible in this image mosaic from the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument onboard the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope is the same star as imaged by each of telescope’s 18 primary mirror segments.


James Webb Space Telescope Spots Its First Star Image_10547-Webb

This mosaic, taken by the NIRCam instrument onboard the James Webb Space Telescope, shows 18 images of the same star. Image credit: NASA.
“Launching Webb to space was of course an exciting event, but for scientists and optical engineers, this is a pinnacle moment, when light from a star is successfully making its way through the system down onto a detector,” said Webb project scientist Dr. Michael McElwain, an astronomer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Webb is nearing completion of the first phase of the months-long process of aligning the telescope’s primary mirror using the NIRCam instrument.
The Webb team’s challenge was twofold: (i) confirm that the camera was ready to collect light from celestial objects; and (ii) identify starlight from the same star in each of the 18 primary mirror segments. The result is an image mosaic of 18 randomly organized dots of starlight.
“The entire Webb team is ecstatic at how well the first steps of taking images and aligning the telescope are proceeding,” said NIRCam principal investigator Professor Marcia Rieke, an astronomer at the University of Arizona.
“We were so happy to see that light makes its way into NIRCam.”



https://youtu.be/QlwatKpla8s

During the image capturing process that began February 2, 2022, Webb was repointed to 156 different positions around the predicted location of the star and generated 1,560 images using NIRCam’s 10 detectors, amounting to 54 gigabytes of raw data.
“The initial search covered an area about the size of the full Moon because the segment dots could potentially have been that spread out on the sky,” said Webb deputy scientist Dr. Marshall Perrin, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute.
“Taking so much data right on the first day required all of Webb’s science operations and data processing systems here on Earth working smoothly with the observatory in space right from the start.”
“And we found light from all 18 segments very near the center early in that search! This is a great starting point for mirror alignment.”
Each unique dot visible in the image mosaic is the same star as imaged by each of Webb’s 18 primary mirror segments.
Moving forward, Webb’s images will only become clearer, more detail-laden, and more intricate as its other three instruments arrive at their intended cryogenic operating temperatures and begin capturing data.
The first scientific images are expected to be delivered to the world in the summer.
Though this is a big moment, confirming that Webb is a functional telescope, there is much ahead to be done in the coming months to prepare the observatory for full scientific operations using all four of its instruments.
_____
This article is based on text provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/webb-first-star-10547.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email
Thanks to: http://www.sci-news.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum