US President Joe Biden and NASA have presented the first image of the cosmos captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.
The first image is of the galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, and NASA describes it as the deepest and clearest infrared image of the distant cosmos ever captured.
The Carina Nebula, one of the initial objectives of the James Webb Space Telescope, is depicted in this Hubble photograph. Carina is one of our sky's largest and brightest nebulae, containing several massive stars many times the size of the Sun.
The Southern Ring Nebula, which was another of Webb's first targets, may be seen in this Hubble image. It is also known as the "Eight-Burst" nebula because its shape resembles the number 8 when viewed through a telescope.
Southern Ring Nebula
Webb will also be looking for Stephan's Quinter, a collection of five galaxies, four of which are locked in a "cosmic dance" of repeated close encounters. The quintet was noteworthy for being one of the very first compact galaxy groups identified.
Using the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA will acquire spectrum data on some of the weakest objects ever detected. One such target is WASP-96b, a huge planet situated almost 1,150 light-years from Earth.