The American space agency NASA says the James Webb Space Telescope will release its first full-color image and spectroscopic data on July 12. The telescope was built in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). , Was launched in December last year.
The telescope is in a six-month phase of setup before science can begin, calibrating its instruments in the space environment and determining the position of mirrors, as the largest and most sophisticated observatory launched into space, NASA said in a release on Wednesday.
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“This careful process, not to mention the development of new technologies and years of mission planning, created the first images and data: a demonstration of the full power of the web, ready to launch its science mission and unveil the infrared universe,” it added.
“As we approach the end of preparing the observatory for science, we are in the midst of an incredibly exciting time of discovery about our universe. Says Eric Smith, a web program scientist at NASA headquarters in Washington.
“These images will be the culmination of decades of dedication, talent and dreams – but they will only begin,” he added.
These images will be shot infrared, and then colored for public use. They will be the first in full color and the first to demonstrate the full scientific power of the telescope.
The web, which is expected to cost NASA about $ 10 billion (approximately Rs 7,750 crore), is comparable to Hubble, one of the most expensive scientific platforms ever built, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and its predecessor Telescope.
Its mission also includes the study of distant planets, known as exoplanets, to determine their origin, evolution and habitation.