NASA Reveals One of the First Images of the Cosmos That Were Captured By the James Webb Space Telescope

NASA Reveals One of the First Images of the Cosmos That Were Captured By the James Webb Space Telescope

NASA’s next-generation James Webb Space Telescope is expected to reveal its first full-color images of the Cosmos in only three days. Thankfully, we already have the huge and historic chance to see one of those first images.

The new image shows stars with their obvious diffraction spikes, as well as a few galaxies. The picture looks spectacularly beautiful, in a nutshell.

James Webb will even be studying the supermassive black hole that exists at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, which is known as Sagittarius A*. For that purpose, NASA will make JWST collaborate with the Event Horizon Telescope.

Just a few days ago, we shared the news about Webb already being in the process of taking the deepest images of the Universe so far. Astronomers had been waiting for Webb to do its thing for a long time, and the upcoming images will most likely go down in history.

Thomas Zurbuchen, a NASA scientist, stated a few days ago, as quoted:

The images are being taken right now,

There is already some amazing science in the can, and some others are yet to be taken as we go forward. We are in the middle of getting the history-making data down.

Scientists cannot determine the age of the stars and galaxies present in Webb’s new image, at least for now. However, Webb will be looking deeper into the Universe than any other telescope has done it before.

NASA sent the James Webb Space Telescope into space in Christmas 2021, after many delays. Astronomers hope to uncover new things about galaxies and stars, as well as untangle many aspects regarding their evolution and even emergence. JWST is considered the successor of the Hubble Space Telescope that’s been sending data from deep space to Earth since 1990.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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