NASA unveiled the entire suite of the first full-colour images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope on Tuesday, July 12. Earlier in the day, the first full-colour image captured by Webb was unveiled.
The second image, which is part of the full suite of full-colour images captured by Webb, is that of a distant planet.
Webb, the world’s largest and most powerful space telescope, has imaged the distinct signature of water, along with evidence for clouds and haze, in the atmosphere surrounding a hot, puffy, gas giant planet. The planet is orbiting a distant Sun-like star. Webb has revealed the steamy atmosphere of the distant planet in detail.
Webb’s third image to be unveiled is that of the Southern Ring planetary nebula that were previously hidden from astronomers.
The powerful infrared view of Webb has brought the nebula’s second star into full view, along with exceptional structures created as the stars shape the gas and dust around them.
The fourth full-colour image is that of a galaxy group called “Stephan’s Quintet”.
NASA has released the fifth and final full-colour image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. The image reveals baby stars in the Carina Nebula, where ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds shape colossal walls of dust and gas.