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NASA has revealed its plan to release the first full-color images from the James Webb telescope.

NASA made this information available to the public through a Press Release published on the agency's official website, and across NASA's social media platforms.

In the article first published on July 7, by NASA, the agency states, "NASA, in partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency), will release the James Webb Space Telescope’s first full-color images and spectroscopic data during a live broadcast beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT (14:30 GMT) Tuesday, July 12, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland."

"Released one by one, these first images from the world’s largest and most powerful space telescope will demonstrate Webb at its full power as it begins its mission to unfold the infrared universe, NASA added.

James Webb Space Telescope Image by NASA
Photo Credit: NASA

About the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a space telescope designed to conduct infrared astronomy. It is the most powerful telescope ever launched into space by mankind.

James Webb Space Telescope has a very high infrared resolution and sensitivity that enables it to view very far distant objects deep in space far more than the Hubble Space Telescope.

The telescope deploys a foldable mirror of 21 feet wide, a sunshield the size of a tennis court. It also has 250,000 tiny shutters, with each smaller than a grain of sand. Each of the shutters have the capacity to capture images that collective send the data into the ground server for a much clearer and better quality imagery.

The Space Telescope was launched on December 25, 2021, by Webb, an international partnership with European Space Agency, Canadian Space Agency, and NASA. The telescope entered orbit in January 2022 and has successfully reached its destination which is I million miles from the Earth.

James Webb Telescope has a very high resolution that will enable a lot of investigations and discoveries across the fields of astronomy. It will give detailed images from the first galaxies across the universe and capture images beyond the edge of time.

The James Webb Space Telescope is an international collaboration between NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the ESA - European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. The Space Telescope Science Institute is the science and mission operations center for Webb.

When will the James Webb Telescopes Image be Available for Public View?

According to NASA, the images would be made available to the public through NASA also announced a series of events to mark the groundbreaking event which began from July 8 to Tuesday, July 12, 2022 which is the main day of the event.

Below is the timetable for the unveiling of the James Webb Telescope images as published by NASA:

The US President, Joe Biden, is expected to release one of the Webb's first images in a preview by 5 p.m. of July 11 in an evnt at the white house, Washington D.C. As at the time of our publication, the image was not yet released.

Tuesday, July 12 (The Main Day of the Event)

NASA will release the full images on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. The ceremony will begin from 9:45 am (13:45 GMT) to 3 pm (19:00).
Note: The time is designated in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) which is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Features of the event include:

  •  9:45 am (13:45 GMT)- Live opening remarks by NASA and Webb leadership on NASA TV and website.
  • 10:30 a.m. (14:30 GMT)- live coverage of the image release. The public can watch it across all of NASA's platforms including apps, websites, and social media handles.
  • 12:30 p.m. (16:30 GMT)- NASA and its partners to hold a live joint media briefing. Many top NASA scientists around the world will be part of this joint meeting.
  • 3:00 p.m. (19:00 GMT)– Live Interview Opportunities: From 3 to 7 p.m., Webb mission experts will be available to conduct live, remote interviews with broadcast media, in both English and Spanish.

Wednesday, July 13
  • 6 a.m. (10:00)– Live Interview Opportunities: From 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 1 p.m.(17:00) NASA en espaƱol social media event.
  • 3 p.m.(19:00) NASA Science Live.

How to ask questions, comment, and contribute to the James Webb Telescope's First color-image launch.

According to NASA, "Webb experts will answer questions about the first images and data in a NASA Science Live show. Viewers of this episode can submit questions on social media using the hashtag #UnfoldtheUniverse or by leaving a comment in the chat section of the Facebook or YouTube stream."

NASA will also host an in-person NASA Social Tuesday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 13. The agency also announces a Webb community event. The list of events celebrating the James Webb Space Telescope's first images is available online and updated frequently by NASA.

James Webb Space Telescope Image by Knowledge Trend

The invention, launch, and successful operation of the James Webb Telescope is a great breakthrough for mankind. It will enable deep studies in cosmology, astronomy, and other space-related fields of study.

With the capacity to study deep space with high resolution, human puzzles for the existence of aliens or extraterrestrial intelligent life forms may come to the limelight. Stay tuned or follow our Facebook page for more updates on the event.

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