The James Webb Space Telescope has given NASA its clearest view into deep space. The first image was revealed by NASA to President Joe Biden and the public on July 11 at an event at the White House.
The Webb telescope will essentially replace the Hubble telescope as NASA’s primary view into deep space.
The first image was released by NASA on July 11 as a tease of what is to come. More images were released on July 12.
Several astronomy enthusiasts were planning events throughout the U.S. on July 12 to celebrate the release of the new images.
“As we near the end of preparing the observatory for science, we are on the precipice of an incredibly exciting period of discovery about our universe,” said Eric Smith, Webb program scientist at NASA Headquarters. “The release of Webb’s first full-color images will offer a unique moment for us all to stop and marvel at a view humanity has never seen before.”
“These images will be the culmination of decades of dedication, talent, and dreams – but they will also be just the beginning,” he said.
You can see the full gallery of images from NASA here.
By Justin Boggs, Scripps National.