NASA on Monday unveiled the deepest infrared image of the Universe ever taken
NASA unveils the deepest infrared image of the Universe ever taken, a sumptuous snapshot showing the first galaxies formed shortly after the Big Bang, more than 13 billion years ago.
Six months after the James Webb Telescope, the most powerful space telescope ever developed, was
launched into orbit, President Joe Biden welcomed this first scientific and color image of the telescope as
a “historic” day during this event held at the White House.
According to NASA, this image is the “deepest and cleanest infrared image of the Universe ever shot.”
Infrared is one of the wavelengths that light may be broken down into; unlike James Webb, which was
built for this purpose, the human eye cannot see infrared.
Numerous galaxies may be seen in the photograph.
The galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, which served as a magnifying glass to show extremely far-off cosmic objects behind it, may be seen in this image.
This phenomenon is known as gravitational lensing.
During a ceremony that is eagerly anticipated by all space fans, NASA will show further photographs on Tuesday.
Their publication serves as the start of a significant scientific journey as well as the conclusion of many
years of waiting for astronomers all across the planet.
In order to investigate the possibility of extrasolar life, James Webb must enable scientists to explore the Universe in a completely new way.
In particular, the first galaxies and exoplanets must be studied.