NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is said to have produced the deepest and sharpest infrared images of the distant universe to date. These imaged were uploaded on the internet and have been going viral ever since.
The images will help unlock space mysteries as they are very sharp. NASA claims the images will also help in discovering world beyond the stars.
After decades of waiting, it’s finally time for the world to see the first images taken by the most powerful space telescope ever — the James Webb Space Telescope. https://t.co/IucADmfBKX pic.twitter.com/xJ83mPXzHe
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Thousands of galaxies – including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared – have appeared in Webb’s view for the first time. The news was released in the White House by the president Joe Biden.
“This is the oldest documented light in the history of the universe from 13 billion — let me say that again, 13 billion — years ago,” Mr. Biden said. The president praised NASA for its work that enabled the telescope and the imagery it will produce.
The image, taken by the James Webb Space Telescope — the largest space telescope ever built — showed a distant patch of sky in which fledgling galaxies were burning their way into visibility just 600 million years after the Big Bang.
One of the most ambitious of the Webb telescope’s missions is to study some of the first stars and galaxies that lit up the universe soon after the Big Bang 14 billion years ago. Although the recent snapshot might not have reached that far, it proved the principle of the technique and hinted at what more is to come from the telescope’s scientific instruments, which astronomers have waited decades to bring online.