Thursday, May 05, 2011
Two alternative images of the Carina Nebula from the Hubble Space Telescope compare visible (top) with the higher resolution obtained by infrared (bottom) photography as will be used by the James Webb Space Telescope.
The stunning images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope will be like sketches compared with improved images to be delivered by the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s next-generation space observatory. The James Webb Space Telescope will outperform the Hubble's single mirror by focusing the light from 18 separate mirrors onto a single sensor, enabling ultra-high-resolution observation of the most distant objects in the universe.
Further Reading: http://bit.ly/NextGenLog-ktXH
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 7:11 PM