What a week for people who like to look up! And really, way, way, way OUT!
The dawn of a new era in astronomy has begun as the world gets its first look at the full capabilities of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency). The telescope’s first full-color images and spectroscopic data were released during a televised broadcast at 10:30 a.m. EDT (14:30 UTC) on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.NASA
Without getting in to how light travels & if you get further out ahead of it, you could literally look back in time…just know that these images are like looking at what happened a couple hundred thousand years after the Big Bang!
Galaxy Cluster SMACS 0723
Southern Ring Nebula
That last one is my personal favourite. But that’s just me. Check out more details & download the high res versions of these images here: https://www.nasa.gov/webbfirstimages