The James Webb Space Telescope has given NASA its clearest view into deep space. The first image was revealed by NASA to President Joe Biden and the public on Monday at an event at the White House.
The Webb telescope will essentially replace the Hubble telescope as NASA’s primary view into deep space.
The first image released by NASA on Monday is a tease of what is to come. More images were set to be released on Tuesday.
Several astronomy enthusiasts were planning events throughout the U.S. on Tuesday to celebrate the release of the new images.
Take a look at the Webb Space Telescope's image of deep space here.
“As we near the end of preparing the observatory for science, we are on the precipice of an incredibly exciting period of discovery about our universe. The release of Webb’s first full-color images will offer a unique moment for us all to stop and marvel at a view humanity has never seen before,” said Eric Smith, Webb program scientist at NASA Headquarters.
“These images will be the culmination of decades of dedication, talent, and dreams – but they will also be just the beginning,” he said.