How cool is this!!
NASA has released one of the James Webb telescope’s first images, and it’s the deepest view of the universe ever captured.
This is the picture we’ve all been waiting for—the deepest image of the cosmos ever captured. Billions of dollars and lifetimes of work have brought us to this historic moment:
The image shows SMACS 0723, where a massive group of galaxy clusters act as a magnifying glass for the objects behind them. Called gravitational lensing, this created Webb’s first deep field view of incredibly old and distant, faint galaxies.
The presentation occurred at the White House during a preview event with President Joe Biden and NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.
The image, taken by Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera, is composed of images taken at different wavelengths of light over the course of 12.5 hours. The Hubble Space Telescope’s deepest fields took weeks to capture.
The rest of the high-resolution color images will make their debut on July 12..