Have you ever thought that you would be able to see the earliest universe after the Big Bang in high-resolution? The first image of the universe taken by the James Webb Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful space telescope, has been released. This is the most high-resolution photo of the Universe ever seen. This picture has been released by US President Joe Biden. This is one of the many pictures of the universe, which is to be released on 12th July, i.e. today. This cluster of Galaxy has been named SMACS 0723.
President Biden released this photo on Monday in the presence of NASA Administrator Bill Nelson at the White House. “The first image from the Webb Space Telescope represents a historic moment for science and technology. For astronomy and space exploration … and for America and all of humanity,” the US president said in a tweet.
Taking this picture of SMACS 0723, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said, “This is the deepest picture of our universe ever.” He informed that other high-resolution color photos will be released on July 12, which can be seen on NASA’s website.
US Vice President Kamala Harris said during the release of the picture that “It is a very exciting moment for all of us. Today marks an exciting new chapter in the universe.”
The James Webb Telescope is one of the most powerful telescopes ever launched into space. The mission has enough spare fuel capacity to operate for 20 years, according to a statement from NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy.
Earlier on Friday, NASA revealed the first five cosmic targets of James Webb, including the Carina Nebula, WASP-96b, the Southern Ring Nebula, Stephen’s Quintet and SMACS 0723.