Nasa unveils image from the ‘time-traveling’ James Webb Telescope capturing ‘the deepest photos of the Universe ever’

NASA has given a taste of what its new James Webb Telescope is capable of by releasing an intriguing new photo.

And this is just a test image – so imagine how impressive the real deal will be.

And that's just the beginning of what James Webb is capable of

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And that’s just the beginning of what James Webb is capable ofPhoto credit: NASA

After billions of dollars and years of delays, the most powerful telescope ever launched into space is finally ready to flex its muscles.

In less than a week, the space agency will release the first full-color images.

But now astronomers have teased us with a test image.

It shows an “unexpected and deep look into the universe”.

In fact, according to experts, it is among the deepest images of the universe ever recorded.

A massive 72 exposures over 32 hours were used to create the stunning shot.

Even bright stars and their sharply defined diffraction peaks can be clearly seen thanks to the advanced technology on board James Webb.

“Because the Webb telescope produced better than expected image quality, early on in commissioning we intentionally defocused the guide scopes by a small amount to ensure they met their performance requirements,” explained Neil Rowlands, who was involved in the huge project.

“When this image was captured, I was thrilled to see clearly all the detailed structure in these faint galaxies.

“Given what we now know it is possible with deep broadband Guider images, perhaps such images, if possible taken in parallel with other observations, could prove scientifically useful in the future.”

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The photo was originally taken by Webb’s Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) in May, but has only now been released.

Things will really exist on July 12, when Nasa will release a full-color photo that will be the deepest image of the universe ever taken — at least for a short while.

A look inside James Webb

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A look inside James Webb
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