JWST Observes Mars Very Carefully

JWST captured a pair of infrared images of Mars taken at two different wavelengths that reveal thermal features due to sunlight.

IMAGE: First Webb observations of Mars. CREDIT: NASA, ESA, CSA, STSci, MARS JWST/GTO team

If it feels like we’re getting a lot of “JWST does something for the first time” stories this year… it’s because we are. That’s by design for a couple of reasons. One, obviously, is to get the…



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Beth Johnson

Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/planetarypan