The Clearest Image of Jupiter ever taken – the largest planet in the Solar System:
Images displaying atmospheric changes & colors of Jupiter:
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System
Jupiter is a gas giant with a mass of more than two and a half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined, but slightly less than one-thousandth the mass of the Sun.
The mass of Jupiter:
The mass of Jupiter in kilograms is 1.898 × 10^27 kg.
Largest Moon in the Solar System:
One of Jupiter’s Moon, Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system. It has a diameter of 3,275 miles(5,270 kilometers) and is bigger than Mercury and Pluto.
Jupiter is the third brightest natural object in the Earth’s night sky and has been observed since prehistoric times. NASA Webb Telescope said that these images are designed for engineering purposes, so they aren’t processed in the same way as our first images this week.
Like some earlier calibration images, these are processed to emphasize certain features.
The photos of an asteroid that NASA released also showcase JWST’s ability to track fast-moving objects. Scientists want to use the observatory to track objects like asteroids, comets, and more.
To test this ability out, the commissioning team locked onto an asteroid in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, proving they could keep an eye on it with JWST.
Ultimately, they found the observatory can keep track of objects moving twice as fast as they expected to be able to track. It’s “similar to photographing a turtle crawling when you’re standing a mile away,” NASA wrote in a blog post.
James Webb Telescope Jupiter
The James Webb Telescope captured an image of Jupiter like never before.
For an annotated version see Jupiter’s image below: