Webb Telescope Ready To Blow Our Minds

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The Next Big Thing to look forward to in life. 

We're about to see some serious shit. 

Why NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Matters So Much | Quanta Magazine
https://www.quantamagazine.org/why-nasas-james-webb-space-telescope-matt...

Delay pushes NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch to Christmas morning - CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/21/world/james-webb-space-telescope-christma...

Let's just hope it gets deployed ok.  Lots of moving parts.

Lots of moving parts, and, unlike the Hubble, the Webb is going too far (1.5 million km from Earth) for it to be serviced.

Space telescopes are cool.

 

The coolest thing about this one is that it won't be orbiting the Earth.

It will be out beyond the moon (when the moon is farthest from the sun), cruising along amazingly adjacent to the Earth but orbiting the sun.

 

looking for that singular point in time when god says, "whoops.....that's not going to turn out well".

I remember when I was a kid, they had to wait for a day with clear skies before liftoff.

 

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Watched the liftoff

It was pretty rad

So, how long before it starts reporting back?

It'll take about a month for the Webb to reach L2, and then about five months to get its hardware deployed, calibrated, and functioning before the science mission starts.

https://webb.nasa.gov/content/about/faqs/faq.html#howdeploy 

Shouldn't be long now, they're runnin the Alignment Page - 

Webb Team Brings 18 Dots of Starlight Into Hexagonal Formation – James Webb Space Telescope
https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/02/18/webb-team-brings-18-dots-of-starl...

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my guess of the first image, coalesced into a discernible pic, dating back to 13.5 billion years ago might look like this.....

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I can't wait. This'll be fascinating. 

The Total Perspective Vortex derives its picture of the whole Universe on the principle of extrapolated matter analyses.To explain — since every piece of matter in the Universe is in some way affected by every other piece of matter in the Universe, it is in theory possible to extrapolate the whole of creation — every sun, every planet, their orbits, their composition and their economic and social history from, say, one small piece of fairy cake. The man who invented the Total Perspective Vortex did so basically in order to annoy his wife.

The machine was originally created by its inventor Trin Tragula as a way to get back at his wife. She was always telling him to get a "sense of proportion," so he showed her the Vortex. Tragula was horrified to learn he had destroyed her mind, even as he proved his point that if life was going to live in such a vast Universe, one thing it could not afford to have was a sense of perspective.

The Vortex is now used as a torture and (in effect) killing device on the planet Frogstar B. The prospective victim of the TPV is placed within a small chamber wherein is displayed a model of the entire universe - together with a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot bearing the legend "you are here." The sense of perspective thereby conveyed destroys the victim's mind; it was stated that the TPV is the only known means of crushing a man's soul.

- Hitchhikers Guide To The Universe

lol

Don't panic, Nino.

In late May, Webb sustained a dust-sized micrometeroid impact to a primary mirror segment. Not to worry: Webb is still performing at a level that exceeds all mission requirements. Our first images will #UnfoldTheUniverse on July 12: https://go.nasa.gov/3mvyZoJ

https://twitter.com/NASAWebb/status/1534612311234826240

^ Update Appreciate

Thanks for the update,Mike. Coolness factor is absolute. 

T-minus, nine days and counting...

In a matter of days, scientists will release an unprecedented photo of the universe, going deeper into the cosmos than ever before and revealing some of the oldest stars and galaxies.

The image is one of 10 to 20 photos that will come from the James Webb Space Telescope, the preeminent observatory in the sky, on July 12, NASA officials confirmed during a news conference on Wednesday. For the few scientists who have seen a sneak peek, the new snapshots have inspired profound existential experiences and left some on the verge of tears, they said.

"It's an emotional moment when you see nature suddenly releasing some of its secrets," said Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA's associate administrator for science missions. "It's not an image. It's a new worldview."

https://mashable.com/article/webb-space-telescope-first-image-targets

https://www.nasa.gov/webbfirstimages

>>>For the few scientists who have seen a sneak peek, the new snapshots have inspired profound existential experiences and left some on the verge of tears, they said

very much looking forward to the 12th!

plus, we can all relate...

>>> the new snapshots have 2nd set inspired profound existential experiences and left some on the verge of tears, they said.;-)

^ that pretty much sum's up the Bridgeport show to a T

Great fuckin job Joe [email protected] 

Lololol

I so much fucking love Us

^^^^ wow, makes me want to hang a hammock up there and be surrounded by all those sparkles!

In an unexpected twist, President Joe Biden will reveal the first full-color image from the Webb Space Telescope at the White House today at 5 p.m. ET. The much-anticipated release of the rest of the images remains scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET tomorrow, and a live stream of Biden’s comments later today can be found here.

https://gizmodo.com/biden-to-reveal-first-full-color-image-webb-telescop...

I think I see some of our Dead fried brain wave fragments in that far right quadrant.

Over an hour late. Wonder what the holdup is.

I hope Biden didn't fall off his bike again.

Whoever got Biden involved in that presentation needs to be looking for a new job tomorrow. 

So lovely, thanks, Mike

holey Mountains of the Moon Alice!

^^^^ location of the next Zoner Jam, yesss!  ;)

((((Zoners in Spaaaaace)))

Remarks from his eminence:

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Shouldn't Carina Nebula be renamed to CORINNA Nebula?  ;)

Bear with me Zoners, I've been on a grueling video production project, living on espressos while working long hours... today's the deadline and I'm a bit dingy and still at the office.

((((((( grueling video production project vibes )))))))

And don't forget: The universe will unfold for you momentarily.

From lift off to first pics, it's a truly astonishing feat, 

Hubble 

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JWST

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Is this the definition of "beyond comprehension"?  Simply amazing. 

i have no idea what "forever" means, but it sure is cool to look at.  Hard to understand (believe) that you (in theory) could travel in one direction, at any speed, and never, ever, forever have to stop or turn around. 

I'm guessing I'm not the only person who's changed their monitor wallpaper in the last few days? 

I saw the last half of this on TV tonight and will watch the first half on Youtube now. Pretty great.

Ultimate Space Telescope | Full Documentary | NOVA | PBS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF-7eKtzAHM
 

Watched it last night - pretty amazing stuff.

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Holy crap. If you have not yet watched that link that Judit posted to the PBS Nova special, then do not hesitate. Incredible. Thanks Judit.

 

YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to new discoveries!!!!!!!!!

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While not as pretty as a picture, I found this article about some of the image-capturing tech NASA is using really interesting:

With the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) now powered up and snapping some spectacular images, you may wonder exactly how it's storing them. Surprisingly enough, it carries a relatively tiny 68GB SSD, according to IEEE Spectrum — enough to handle a day's worth of JWST images, but not a lot more.

While that might sound ludicrously small for a $10 billion satellite, there are multiple reasons NASA chose the system. To start with, the JWST is a million miles from Earth where it gets bombarded by radiation and operates at a temperature of less than 50 degrees above absolute zero (-370 degrees F). So the SSD, like all other parts, must be radiation hardened and survive a grueling certification process. 

https://www.engadget.com/the-james-webb-space-telescope-has-a-68-gb-ssd-...

<< must be radiation hardened and survive a grueling certification process,, 

almost as brutal as a King Crimson rehersal

My God, it's full of purple.

new view of Jupiter. Thank you to all the Sheldon Coopers and  Amy Farrah Fowlers who made this possible. 

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^^^^ wow that reminds me of the style of painting by Van Gogh!  amazing.

It's nothing short of miraculous that we get these new views of the natural beauty of the universe as we've never seen it,

These pics and all the pics to be coming are/ will be consciousness expanding, no doubt.

^^^ that reminds me of a marble

Jupiter and its auroras.

A Cosmic Tarantula

(Click the image for a much larger version of the pic.)

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/a-cosmic-tarantula-caught-by-n...

So many wows!

'We are stardust, we are golden 

we are billion year old carbon'

Neptune has rings. Who knew?

Next thing you know they'll discover rings around Uranus.

 

Those galaxies look like one-celled animals.

^very clever, Surfdead, and lots of them

^That's Awesome!!

Wow and wow! And thanks for the link.

This showed up in front of me just now. It seems apropos. I don't know if it's science, but I like it anyway. And the last line is true, for sure.

“If it’s true that we’re all from the center of a star, that every atom in each of us is from the center of a star, then we’re all the same thing, and even a Coke machine or a cigarette butt on the street in Buffalo are made out of atoms that came from a star. They’ve all been recycled thousands of times as have you and I. So, if that’s true, then I am everywhere in the universe, in an extended sense, and therefore, it’s only me out there, so what is there to be afraid of? What is there that needs solace-seeking? Nothing. There’s nothing to be afraid of, because it’s all us.

The trouble is, we’ve been separated from being that universe by being born, and given a name, and an identity, and being individuated. We’ve been separated from the oneness. People have this yearning to be part of the overall one again.

Every person you look at; you can see the universe in their eyes, if you’re really looking.”

~George Carlin

WOW what an image!  I want to go there. 

It at first resembled a hand, but I'm also seeing mythical animal faces..

 

.... and thanks for that Carlin quote, Judit -- love that, too.

>>>“If it’s true that we’re all from the center of a star, that every atom in each of us is from the center of a star, then we’re all the same thing, and even a Coke machine or a cigarette butt on the street in Buffalo are made out of atoms that came from a star. They’ve all been recycled thousands of times as have you and I. So, if that’s true, then I am everywhere in the universe, in an extended sense, and therefore, it’s only me out there, so what is there to be afraid of? What is there that needs solace-seeking? Nothing. There’s nothing to be afraid of, because it’s all us.

The trouble is, we’ve been separated from being that universe by being born, and given a name, and an identity, and being individuated. We’ve been separated from the oneness. People have this yearning to be part of the overall one again.

 

beautiful pic......George smoked the Toad.

 

I feel like a cigarette ash fighting a tornado .

Insignificant. 

The beginingless and endless cycle.