Incredible Images Of Jupiter And Its Auroras Taken By James Webb Space Telescope

Astronomers had to combine multiple photos to get the desired outcome, then add filters to emphasize certain elements. The reddish filter is used to see auroras and light reflected from Jupiter’s lower clouds; the yellow and green filters are used to see the planet’s south and north poles; and the blue filter is used to see light reflected from a deeper primary cloud. Strong aurora effects can be seen at both poles. Because of how much light it reflects, the Great Red Spot and surrounding clouds appear to be white. The infamous Spot is actually a huge, persistent storm that is large enough to cover the entire planet.

The image of Jupiter, when displayed in a wide-field view, shows more than simply the planet itself. Its extremely faint rings, which NASA estimates are a million times fainter than the planet itself, are visible to us. Additionally, Amalthea and Adrastea, two of Jupiter’s 79 moons that are both small and difficult to see, appear. Numerous white dots may be spotted below the planet; these are probably far-off galaxies.

The final product required a lot of effort from numerous teams, but the photos are now prepared for analysis. To understand more about Jupiter, a surface-less planet that is so volatile that spacecraft will never be able to fly through it, teams of scientists have already started their study.


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