NASA is about to release the first science images from its next-generation space observatory after half a year of in-space commissioning work.
The James Webb Space Telescope consists of four cutting-edge instruments created to examine everything from solar system objects to old galaxies established in the early universe just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. The instruments are roughly halfway through their mode inspections as the observatory continues clicking through milestones smoothly in deep space after its launch in December. 25th, 2021.
The main image release event will commence on July 12th at 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT). People can watch all this excitement at Space.com through the agency’s website. Other events will take place afterward on July 13th.
: Live coverage of the image release can be seen on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the agency’s website at 10:30 a.m. EDT. People can also live on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, and Daily Motion.
12 p.m. EDT / 1600 GMT: NASA will have a joint media conference with its partners at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center close to Baltimore. The briefing will be broadcasted on Space.com, as well as on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. Participants will be declared at a later date.