Written by: Evangelical Focus
Article source: evangelicalfocus.com

The deepest photography of the universe yet was presented on 11 July in the White House of the United States, in what could be the beginning of a series of new discoveries.

James Webb, the most advanced telescope ever built, captured an infra-red image of galaxy cluster “MACS 0723”.  See the high quality image here.

“This is the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe, so far”, said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. “This image covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length. It’s just a tiny sliver of the vast universe”.

The telescope is orbiting 1.5 kilometres away from the Earth’s surface. Webb is an international project led by NASA alongside partners ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency). “Webb is just the start of what we can accomplish in the future when we work together for the benefit of humanity”, Bill Nelson added.

More images will be made public in the days to come on this online platform.

According to the scientists leading the project, observing the infrared gives access to hidden places in the Solar System, allows to peer into the dust clouds that make up stellar and planetary seedbeds, examine the chemical composition of the atmosphere of exoplanets, and to discover the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.

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Date published: 05/08/2022
Feature image: The deepest photography of the universe yet was presented on 11 July 2022 in the White House of the United States showing the galaxy cluster “MACS 0723”. Credit – NASA, ESA, CSA, STScl.

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