Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Hat Full of Stars

Ooooooh the Jame Webb telescope is doing trial runs. 

Technically, it's not fully operational yet, and won't be for a few more months. 

Still, with this 'test shot', the Webb took an image of a singular star.  Nooooo............not Anne Hathaway. 

Actually, they consider this star 'boring' and 'non-descript', so maybe it is Anne Hathaway.  

Listen, I sat through 13 hours of Interstellar, I can judge if I want to.  ....and I am.  ....and just did.

HD84406 is 100 times fainter than what can be seen with the human eye, which is something, because I might have seen it and not known it.

The Webb is 100 times more sensitive than Hubble, and operating in the realm of infrared, James Webb is already capturing galaxies far more distant than any we have before. And still not fully functional. 

I'm looking forward to June-ish, when this baby is fully up and running. I want to see what we can see - and how far back we can see it. 

Song by: Cyndi Lauper


Travel said...

Will there be any sign of intelligent life, or another Florida?

James Dwight Williamson said...

I want a Hat Full of Stars Too.