NASA scientists say images from the Webb telescope
nearly brought them to tears


The first images from the Webb Space Telescope are already in the hands
of astronomer and they say they are stunned with what they have seen.
According to a clipping from the ARS Technica article below, they will be released
to the public on July 12. It is the beginning of a new era of discovery!

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NASA said it plans to release several images beginning at 10:30 am ET (14:30 UTC) on July
12, the result of Webb’s “first light” observations. On Wednesday, space agency officials said
the images and other data would include the deepestfield image of the universe ever taken
looking further into the cosmos than humans ever have beforeas well as the spectrum of an
atmosphere around an exoplanet. By looking in the infrared, Webb will be able to identify the
fingerprints of small molecules, such as carbon dioxide and ozone, that will offer meaningful
clues about the habitability of worlds around other stars.

NASA’s deputy administrator, Pam Melroy, said she was blown away by the images Webb
has produced so far. “What I have seen moved me, as a scientist, as an engineer, and as a
human being,” she said.

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  • Posted By: Sarbmeet Kanwal
  • Date Added: July 3, 2022