On Monday, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope released its first image and now four more have been unveiled. The new photos were released at 10:30 a.m. ET. The pictures include a view of a giant gaseous planet outside our solar system, two images of a nebula where stars are born and die, and a classic image of five tightly clustered galaxies.
The image released on Monday at a White House event was filled with lots of stars, with a massive galaxy in the foreground. There are also faint and extremely distant galaxies peeking through here and there. Part of the image includes light that was not too long after the Big Bang, almost 13.8 billion years ago.
The image taken on Monday was the farthest humanity has ever seen in both time and distance. We are able to peer closer to the dawn of time and the edge of the universe. Harvard astronomer Dimitar Sasselov said in a phone interview “what we saw today is the early universe,”
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