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PHOTO: NASA's James Webb Space Telescope presents the deepest image of our universe in the infrared range


NASA has released the first images of deep space taken by the James Webb Telescope, a tool so powerful it can peer into the origins of the universe.

Next week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, for its acronym in English) of the USA will officially present the first complete image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope.

In anticipation of this event, the agency published an image taken by the fine guidance sensor (FGS) of the telescope during its adjustment, which gives an idea of ​​what we can expect from the space observatory in the future.

According to the researchers, at the moment this is the deepest image of our universe in the infrared range.

The first fully formed images are due on July 12, but NASA has provided a test image of 72 exposures, or layers, taken over 32 hours showing a range of distant stars and galaxies.

Jane Rigby, Webb’s operations scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said qu e “the faintest points in this image are exactly the types of faint galaxies that Webb will study in its first year of science operations,” according to a NASA statement.

Almost all the objects in this mosaic of overlays are galaxies. The background is filled with thousands of galaxies, and many of them are so distant and old that scientists didn’t expect the James Webb sensor to capture their light extremely faint, Inverse noted.

Bright objects with a black center and six long points are stars in the Milky Way, but all other bright spots in the image are galaxies.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told a news conference last week that Webb is able to see further into the space than any other telescope.

Webb’s infrared capabilities allow it to see back in time to the Big Bang, which occurred 13.8 billion years ago.


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