US president Joe Biden has revealed the first image from Nasa’s space telescope revelation and the results will make you feel out of this world.
The $10 billion James Webb space telescope has produced an image which shows the furthest time and distance into the universe that humanity has ever seen, according to NASA.
Let’s take a look at the incredible NASA photos as we can now try to depict what the dawn of the universe looks like in sharp detail.
Incredible NASA photos of the universe
The European and Canadian space agencies joined NASA in building the world’s biggest and most powerful space telescope as per NASA. It has been in the making for three decades and was finally launched into space in December 2021 from French Guiana in South America.
The telescope captured a part of the universe called SMACS 0723, showing how it looked 4.6 billion years ago. It also showed the different galaxies which had been travelling for billions of years before arriving at the telescope.
The James Webb space telescope is currently one million miles from the earth as it observes some of the oldest galaxies in the universe. It does this by using different lenses and filters which allow it to detect objects in infrared, which would not be visible to the human eye, as per BBC.
Joe Biden displays NASA image at the White House
For the first time ever, we have had an insight as to what one million miles into the universe looks like and Joe Biden spoke on behalf of everyone when he said, ‘First of all, that blows my mind’.
Joe Biden displayed the image at the White House and stated that the “historic” moment will give “a new window into the history of our universe”. He continued, “It’s hard to even fathom, It’s astounding. It’s a historic moment for science and technology, for America and all of humanity.”
NASA photos will make you feel out of this world
Nasa shared photographs on their Instagram page of what was captured by the telescope. The Instagram also put the image into perspective explaining “If you held a grain of sand to the sky at arm’s length, that speck is the size of Webb’s view here.” This means that within that one grain of rice there would have been a cluster of galaxies.
Another post revealed that “Non-infrared missions including COBE & WMAP” have even been able to see the universe about 380,000 years after the Big Bang. It has since been discovered that were no stars or galaxies at this point but a couple of 100 million years after that, the Webb telescope can detect that they were formed.