President Biden has been presented by the “Webb’s First Deep Field,” the “deepest” and sharpest infrared image of the universe generated by the James Webb telescope.
“This telescope is one of humanity’s great engineering achievements,” said VP Kamala Harris who chairs the National Space Council.
“Building on the legacy of Hubble, the James Webb Space Telescope allows us to see deeper into space than ever before and in stunning clarity. It will enhance what we know about the origins of our universe, our solar system, and possibly life itself,” added Harris.
NASA Director Bill Nelson said at the White House that the telescope technology “could determine whether other planets were habitable.”
The image shows the “galaxies that are shining around other galaxies whose light has been bent. And you’re seeing just a small little portion of the universe,” Nelson explained the image of the universe in more details.
Over the coming days, NASA will publish additional images, which reveal details about the atmosphere of an exoplanet outside our solar system.
The image offers the most detailed view of the early universe to date.
Webb is an international program led by NASA with its partners, ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency).
On Tuesday, NASA unveiled a new set of images generated by James Webb Space Telescope.