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    I’m reading that JWST has completed its checks and is now fully operational. Apparently the date for us to witness the power of this fully armed and op…

    Ahem.

    July 12th is when we’ll see the first science pics.

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    Hope there isn't an exposed exhaust port...

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    First image.

    So the roundy colorful things are galaxies, right?

    WTF are those big bright mfers?
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    My guess is that the big bright bits are closer-to-us stars that are part of the image. Interestingly, the reddish galaxies are red because they're moving away from us.

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    Everything is moving away from us… so everything is a bit red to us. Not really sure why some are redder than others… Perhaps they are further away and therefore moving faster away from us?

    Need DN to help us solve this mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
    Everything is moving away from us…
    Speak for yoself, beesh. My magnetism is powerful, I bend light away from the curvature of space.
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    If the big bright mfers are sharp and have diffraction spikes they will be stars and will be close.

    If they are fuzzy they are galaxies and will be far away.

    If they are fuzzy and look bent they are galaxies and will be very far away.

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    Deepest-ever view of the cosmos from
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    . The spiked objects are local stars in our own Galaxy. ignore them. Everything else is an entire galaxy. Many distort into arcs, revealing spacetime curvature from the gravity of a galaxy cluster in the image's center.
    Spoiler by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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    Looks like most of the 'red' things are smaller and do not have any spikes... so they're probably further away and moving faster away?

    Oh, also saw some Hubble vs JWST pics. It's like getting a new pair of glasses!
    https://www.businessinsider.com/phot...ovement-2022-7
    Last edited by Crazed_Insanity; July 12th, 2022 at 11:07 AM.

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