NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has released its first set of images and data, giving the public their first look at the spectacular power of the telescope.
The images were unveiled at the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), held virtually from January 11-14, 2021.
The images consist of a variety of different astronomical objects, such as nearby stars, distant galaxies, and a bright spiral galaxy called Messier 94.
In addition to the images, the telescope has also released data from its other instruments. This includes the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI), the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), and the Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS).
Overall, the release of these images and data provides a great insight into the capabilities of the JWST, especially its powerful infrared vision.
NASA has promised many more spectacular images and discoveries to come as the telescope continues its mission of exploring the wonders of the universe.