First image from NASA's Webb Telescope is our deepest view of the universe
The newly released full-color image highlights a stunning collection of ancient galaxies—and heralds a new age for astronomy.
After a million-mile journey into space, NASA’s newest flagship observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, has captured its first suite of full-color images of the universe. And in a special preview event today, U.S. President Joe Biden has unveiled one of them, in which thousands of distant galaxies dapple an inky cosmic sea.
“It’s a new window into the history of our universe,” Biden said during the event. “And today we’re going to get a glimpse of the first light to shine through that window.”
The picture is JWST’s first shot at what astronomers call a deep-field image, when the telescope takes a long look at a tiny patch of space, collecting dim light and revealing extremely distant