Webb Telescope Sends Back First Full Color Image of the Galaxy

President Biden unveiled one of the first images of the galaxy taken by the $10B James Webb space telescope – an image of the galaxy cluster called SMACS 0723.

A grain of sand.  The image above shows a patch of sky that would be approximately the size of a grain of sand if held at arm’s length by someone on the ground on Earth.  That tiny speck of sky is what the image shows us from the vantage point of the Webb telescope.

Infrared image.  The near-infrared image literally brings to light a view of the distant galaxy previously unseen by the likes of the Hubble telescope which was launched back in the 1990s.

More images coming.  NASA plans to release more images during a televised broadcast beginning at 10:30am EST today from the Goddard Space Flight Center.

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