Biden releases Webb telescope’s first image

Washington, July 12 (Agency) US President Joe Biden has released the first full-colour image from the Webb Space Telescope, which captured the highest-resolution images of the infrared universe. The image showed SMACS 0723, where a massive group of galaxy clusters act as a magnifying glass for the objects behind them, CNN reported. This has created Webb’s deep view of the old and distant galaxies for the first time. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday previewed the image during a briefing at the White House by officials from the NASA.

He said, “Six and a half months ago, a rocket launched from Earth carrying the world’s newest, most powerful deep-space telescope on a journey one million miles into the cosmos — first of all, that blows my mind: a million miles into the cosmos — along the way unfolding itself, deploying a mirror 21 feet wide, a sunshield the size of a tennis court, and 250,000 tiny shutters, each one smaller than a grain of sand.”NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said, “It is the deepest image of our universe that has ever been taken.”The NASA said that 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.