KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today released the remaining first images from its ambitious James Webb Telescope that has begun to send back scientific images after more than seven months of travel into the space, at a spot some 1.5 million km away from earth.
On Monday US President Joe Biden released a preview of the amazing shots to come – starting with the first full-color image from the James Webb Space Telescope at a public event at the White House in Washington.
According to information on the NASA website, the first image showcased the powerful capabilities of the Webb mission, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency).
Webb’s first full-color image reveals thousands of galaxies, including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared.
According to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, the Webb’s First Deep Field was not only the first full-color image from the James Webb Space Telescope, but also the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe, so far.
On Tuesday, NASA began to release the full set of Webb’s first images. The NASA scientists who participated in the live broadcast via NASA Television of the shots could not contain their amazement, wonder and awe as they provided details of the images captured by the telescope that go way back billions of years ago into deep space, and the early universe.
The images are available at: https://www.nasa.gov/webbfirstimages