Webb Telescope Exclusive Mars Discovery 

By saloni team     

 September 20,2022

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, 

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