The sky is not the limit |  Artemis I, JWST sees many galaxies, moon details and +!

The sky is not the limit | Artemis I, JWST sees many galaxies, moon details and +!

If you love images of the universe, this week’s summary is full of them. In addition to two new photos taken by James Webb, we have simply an amazing image of the moon. And of course we are talking about preparations for the Artemis I mission that will take place next Monday (29).

Also check out news about Mars exploration and good news for those interested in getting online via Starlink.

Artemis I is scheduled to launch on August 29th (Image: Reproduction/NASA)

Expectations are high as we approach the first launch window for Artemis I mission. The flight will be manned (unless Snoopy and Shaun the Sheep are counted as such) and will test core technologies for Artemis’ manned missions. including landing on the moon. Artemis III.

In case something unexpected happens on August 29, there are two “standby” dates: the first on September 2nd and the second on September 5th. In the link above, you can check everything about the mission.

CEERS scientists look at mosaics at TACC’s Visualization Lab (Image: Reproduction/R. Larson)

The James Webb Telescope has created a mosaic of 690 individual images, revealing countless galaxies, many of which have never been seen before. The image resolution and file size are so large that the study team recommends not to open it on a mobile phone. However, they encourage everyone to download the full image to a computer and round out the details.

One team member chose her favorite galaxies found in this mosaic. Details about it can be found in the article link above.

An image of the moon produced by two people using over 200,000 images (Photo: Reproduction/Andrew McCarthy/Connor Mathern)

After capturing more than 200,000 images of the moon in just one night, two astrophotographers combined their images to produce this optical view. The work shows not only the details of the various craters, but also the details of the seas – those darker lake-like regions.

Map of wet mineral deposits on Mars (Image: Reproduction/ESA/Mars Express (Omega) and NASA/Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (CRISM))

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Express probes collected high-resolution spectral data from the surface of Mars from small regions of interest and broader coverage. The result was global and regional maps of water abundance on the Red Planet.

The map revealed hundreds of thousands of areas with a good presence of aluminum-rich clays, such as kaolin, in the oldest regions of Mars. This has implications for scientists’ understanding of the planet’s past, like an unexpected mixture of salts and mud. Even more intriguing, some of the salts appear to be older than the clay, indicating greater complexity than expected in Martian geological history.

Possible landing sites for Artemis III (Image: Reproduction/NASA)

NASA has announced 13 areas near the lunar south pole as potential landing sites for the Artemis III mission, and each area contains multiple suitable lunar landing sites. Antarctica is of interest because it is an area with permanently shaded areas, which may contain glacial deposits. An indispensable thing for establishing a permanent base on the Moon.

Jupiter photographed by James Webb.

New images of Jupiter taken by the James Webb Telescope, in infrared light, were published last Monday (22). Colors have been added artificially, with different wavelengths being associated with each of the colors that make up the RGB standard.

By coloring and overlaying the images, we observed detailed features in the gas giant’s storms, including its rings, some of its moons, and the Great Red Spot. The intense flare at the poles is auroras, like the auroras that occur here on Earth.

Starlink lowered subscription fees in Brazil (Photo: Ivo Meneghel Jr/Canaltech)

Good news for anyone interested in Starlink broadband internet service. The monthly fee has been reduced from R$530 (without taxes) to R$230 (also without tax). Discount is automatic for all tickets created after August 24th.

New subscribers will also enjoy the “deal”, but the purchase of equipment will still be necessary. According to SpaceX, the discount is an adjustment according to the purchasing power of the population of the country.

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