James Webb First Full-Color Photo

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The First Full-Color Image From the James Webb Telescope is Here

By: Discovery

The $10 billion space telescope's first images of deep space are finally here. Watch this historic event unfold on JAMES WEBB LIVE: FIRST IMAGES REVEALED Tuesday, July 12 at 10:30a on Discovery.

July 11, 2022

President Biden has released the first full-color image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope which has been over two decades in the making. This major milestone marks the beginning of scientific operations for the telescope and could radically change our understanding of the Universe.

NASA explains what we see in this photo, "Known as Webb’s First Deep Field, this image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 is overflowing with detail. Thousands of galaxies – including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared – have appeared in Webb’s view for the first time. This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length by someone on the ground."

The exciting unveiling continues with JAMES WEBB LIVE: FIRST IMAGES REVEALED premiering Tuesday, July 12 at 10:30ET on Discovery with an unveiling of the complete set of 4 images released by NASA. These long-awaited pictures will be the first full-color images and spectroscopic data taken by Webb, the largest and most powerful space science telescope ever constructed.

Using revolutionary technology, Webb will look into space and time never seen before through infrared light. We can expect to see a wealth of amazing views into a time when the first stars and galaxies formed — over 13.5 billion years ago.

These first images highlight Webb's technical capabilities as well as the ability of its massive golden mirror and science instruments to produce the deepest images of our universe ever seen by humans.

Then on Sunday July 17, learn more by watching JAMES WEBB TELESCOPE: SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE REVEALED at 8pm on Science Channel.

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