The “jewel-filled” photo from the James Webb Space Telescope is stunning.  But what are we looking at here?

The “jewel-filled” photo from the James Webb Space Telescope is stunning. But what are we looking at here?

On July 12, NASA shared the first images of the fully operational system. James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) — the most powerful space observatory ever built.

Among the close-ups of cosmic cliffs and stellar fireworks was an incredibly detailed image known as Webb’s First Deep Field. Bursting with twinkling stars, distorted streaks of light and thousands upon thousands of gem-like galaxies shimmering in the dark of space, the image was billed as the deepest image of the universe never taken.

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