This comparison between @NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope’s Infrared Array Camera and Webb’s Mid-Infrared Instrument shows a part of the Large Magellanic Cloud. A small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way providing a dense star field to test Webb’s performance.
Background content credits:
Spitzer: NASA / @NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – @caltech
MIRI: NASA/ ESA / @Canadian Space Agency / STScI
Webb telescope deployment animation: ESA/ATG medialab
Webb MIRI imaging-mode animation: ESA/ATG medialab
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