During a public event at the White House in Washington on Monday, President Joe Biden released the first full-color image taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The first image shows the power of the Webb mission in partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency).
“These images will remind the world that America can do great things and remind the American people — especially our children — that nothing is beyond our reach,” President Biden said during his remarks during the event. “We can see possibilities that no one has seen before. We can go where no one has been before.”
Webb’s first full-color image reveals thousands of galaxies, including the faintest objects observed in the infrared.
“Webb’s First Deep Field is not only the first full-color image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, it’s also the deepest, clearest infrared image of the distant universe to date. The image covers about the size of a grain of rice. The sky. Sand is an arm’s length away, says NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. It’s only a small part of the vast universe. “This mission benefited from human ingenuity – the incredible NASA Webb team. and our international partners at the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. Webb is just the beginning of our future work together. Benefit mankind. “
This record-setting deep field provides a preview of the full Webb’s first images, which will be released on NASA TV’s live broadcast on Tuesday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. ET. These images will be available at: https://www.nasa.gov/webbfirstimages
More information on how to watch Webb’s full set of first photos live on Tuesday, July 12 is available online: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-updates-coverage-for-webb-telescope-s-first-images-reveal
“Scientists are delighted that Webb is alive and as powerful as we had hoped, far beyond Hubble, and that it is in all danger,” said John Mather, Webb Senior Project Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Survive and be our golden eyes in the sky.” Greenbelt, MD. “What happened after the Big Bang? How did the expanding universe cool down and create black holes, galaxies, stars, planets, and humans? Astronomers see everything twice: first with pictures, then with imagination and calculations. But there are some Something we never imagined, and when we find it, I’ll be as surprised as you are.”
Learn more about this deep field image: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2022/nasa-s-webb-delivers-deepest-infrared-image-of-universe-yet/
The James Webb Space Telescope is the world’s premier space science observatory. Webb will unravel the mysteries of our solar system, move beyond distant worlds around other stars, and explore the mysterious structure and origins of our universe and our place within it. Webb is launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from the European Spaceport in French Guiana, South America, on December 25, 2021. After completing a complex sequence of space deployments, Webb went through months of commissioning, with its mirrors aligned and its instruments ready for science.