Webb’s First Deep Field - Nasa daily picture for July 12 (2023)

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distant galaxies appear as bright glowing spots in this Webb telescope image, with some smeared by gravitational lensing; foreground stars appear bright with six-pointed diffraction spikes, owing to the shape of Webb's mirrors

President Joe Biden unveiled this image of the galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 during a White House event on July 11, 2022. One year later, the James Webb Space Telescope has changed the way we see the universe. From new views of old subjects to discoveries on the chemical composition of exoplanets, Webb has helped us gather clues about the origins of our own solar system and beyond.

To celebrate the completion of a successful first year, NASA has released Webb’s image of a small star-forming region in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex.

Learn more about SMACS 0723 and how Webb captured this image.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI

Source: www.nasa.gov


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