I know I’m supposed to weigh in on the Elon Musk/Twitter deal today. People who care about this fall into two camps: 1) Elon’s just looking for a better price. 2) Elon never intended to make the purchase. Now it’s going to court.
As entertaining as the Elon story may be, my attention today is on James, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), as some of the most important astronomical images ever taken will be released at 5 p.m. ET today.
According to Kevin Hainline, JWST/NIRCam scientist, “We are expecting to see images of the Carina Nebula, an incredible assemblage of gas and young stars 8,500 light years away. This is a site of active star formation, and includes Eta Carinae, one of the most massive stars we know of in our galaxy, 100-150 times more massive than the Sun.”
The next confirmed targets include the Southern Ring Nebula, Stephan’s Quintet, deep field SMACS 0723, and an extrasolar planet.
When you look at these images later today, I hope you are in awe of what you see. Heartfelt congratulations to the JWST team, and thank you!
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