NASA on Tuesday released a full batch of images and data from the James Webb Space Telescope, providing a tantalizing first look at the cosmic mysteries that could be untangled in the years ahead by humanity’s largest and most powerful space observatory.
The first image released from NASA’s James Webb space telescope reveals a stunning picture of ancient galaxies that were formed after the Big Bang. While the image takes us back to what the universe looked like nearly 13 billion years ago, its revelation has pushed the advancement in science and astronomy forward like never before.
Among the newly released images are breathtaking views of a distant group of five galaxies called Stephan’s Quintet, never-before-seen features of the Carina Nebula speckled with dazzling stars and towering “cliffs” of gas, and exquisite new details of the Southern Ring Nebula, a huge expanding shell of gas around a dying star.
? Sneak a peek at the deepest & sharpest infrared image of the early universe ever taken — all in a day’s work for the Webb telescope. (Literally, capturing it took less than a day!) This is Webb’s first image released as we begin to #UnfoldTheUniverse: https://t.co/tlougFWg8B pic.twitter.com/Y7ebmQwT7j— NASA Webb Telescope (@NASAWebb) July 11, 2022
Sources: NASA NEWS