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James Webb Space Telescope comes closer to home with new images of Jupiter
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James Webb Space Telescope comes closer to home with new images of Jupiter

Hot on the heels of last week's release of the first images from Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope comes something that you can actually see from your backyard: Jupiter. The new images of the giant gas planet were taken during the telescope's commissioning phase, and before science operations officially began on 12 July. "These images of Jupiter demonstrate the full grasp of what Webb can observe, from the faintest, most distant observable galaxies to planets in our own cosmic backyard that you can see with the naked eye from your actual backyard," a scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Bryan Holler, said. Scientists were also especially eager to see these images because they are proof that Webb can observe the satellites and rings near bright solar sys...