The first glimpse of how the James Webb Space Telescope will change the way people see the universe has arrived.
President Joe Biden on Monday released the James Webb Space Telescope’s first image, showing the deepest view of the universe ever captured.
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, the Webb’s first deep field view of incredibly old and distant, faint galaxies will change the way people see the universe.
The image was unveiled during a preview event at the White House with NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.
“It is the deepest image of our universe that has ever been taken,” Nelson said.
Some of these distant galaxies and star clusters, shown as they appeared 4.6 billion years ago, have never been seen before.