The James Webb Space Telescope

First images of Mars from the James Webb Space Telescope reveal the secrets of the atmosphere

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured its first images of Mars, observing infrared light coming from the red planet with high sensitivity.

The first images and spectra of Mars from the James Webb Space Telescope were published on Monday September 19 during the Europlanet scientific congress (opens in a new tab) (EPSC) 2022. The images and measurements were taken September 5, 2022 from JWST’s position approximately one million miles (1.6 million kilometers) from Mars.


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