Images From the James Webb and Hubble Telescopes: Compare and Contrast


By Aahil

October  18, 2022

NASA is revealing the differences between Webb and its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope.

Webb's images, which launched in December 2021, are the deepest and highest resolution the universe has ever seen, according to NASA.

Webb will help scientists study the formation of the universe's old galaxies, how our solar system evolved and whether there is life on other planets.

confirmed the existence of black holes in the core of the Milky Way and verified the accelerating expansion of the universe.

NASA said it plans to operate both observatories at the same time to "give us a more complete view and understanding of our universe."

Galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 - NASA said that it took weeks to acquire Hubble's composite image, while Webb took only 12.5 hours.

The Southern Ring Nebula - This huge cloud of dust and gas ejected by dying stars is about 2,500 light-years away.

Stephan's Quintet - The five galaxies in this visible group are 40 million to 290 million light-years away. This is the largest-ever image of Webb.

The Carina Nebula—The edge of a star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula, about 7,500 light-years away, is captured here.

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