By saloni team
A substantial portion of Mars' eastern hemisphere is visible in the
first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope,
along with one of the largest impact craters in the Solar System
lava flows from a shield volcano that has been inactive for a very long time.
On September 5, Webb took pictures using its Near InfraRed
Camera and collected data using the Near InfraRed Spectrometer.
A large object struck the infant planet Mars around 4 billion years ago,
leaving behind a crater just south of the equator that is
2,300 kilometers broad and 7 kilometers deep.
NIRSpec, an instrument in the telescope, separated the
light from Mars into several wavelengths,