NASA to release JWST images on July 12 - here is how to watch

July 8, 2022
NASA to release JWST images on July 12 - here is how to watch

James Webb Space Telescope (or JWST) images will be released on July 12th.

At 10:30 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 12th, the deepest images of our universe ever taken will be released. Don’t forget to set reminders for this historical event!

To watch NASA's video stream and the first JWST images live, you can use these links:

Live stream on NASA's website

Live stream on NASA's YouTube channel

Watch the first released images

Use this link to download it afterwards

JWST photo targets

Here is the teaser photo of what has already been published from the JWST so far:

This is the deepest image of the infrared universe that we have ever taken (so far). It’s just a teaser image where we can see a few bright stars with 6 ray shaped refractions and thousands and thousands of galaxies on the background. It was made by Webb's Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) – developed by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and designed to find and lock onto cosmic targets. It’s just a monochromatic image for now, and on Tuesday we’ll see it in full colour. 

These are the photo targets that will be released in high quality on Tuesday. Photographs in this blog post are from Hubble Telescope / NASA's website and they are provided just to get a clue on what it could look like:

Carina Nebula - one of the largest and brightest nebula in the entire sky.

WASP-96b - gas giant 1,150 light-years away from Earth. We'll get the exoplanet’s spectroscopy data.

Southern Ring Nebula - expanding cloud of gas surrounding a dying star (a.k.a planetary nebula), 2,000 light-years from Earth.

Stephan’s Quintet - 290 million light-years away, in the constellation of Pegasus.

SMACS 0723 - deep field view of distant and faint galaxies in the Universe.

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