Space is the last frontier. There is so much we don’t know about what’s out there. Now, NASA is showing us images of things we’ve never before seen in outer space, from the James Webb Telescope.
The James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful telescope man has ever had to view outer space. On Tuesday, the world got to see the first images ever from the Webb Telescope.
The development of the James Webb telescope began 18 years ago, in 2004. It finally launched last December, on Christmas Day.
The first image released, according to NASA, was “the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date.”
“Webb will peer into the very atmospheres of exoplanets, some of which are potentially habitable, and it could uncover clues in the ongoing search for life outside of Earth,” reports CNN. An exoplanet is a world outside of our solar system.
The James Webb Telescope allows us to see more than 13 billion years into the past. Scientists hope to discover the greatest mysteries of the universe using the Webb Telescope.
Scientists say that this telescope will be able to give us unprecedented data about the history of the universe because it will show it to us.
They have also observed water in the atmosphere of another giant planet that rotates around a star, much like Earth. Scientists wonder if that will lead to the discovery of life elsewhere. The telescope could change man’s fundamental understanding of how the universe works.
These images are beautiful and almost too spectacular to believe. Man has never seen so far into the universe, and the idea of our being able to see the universe as it came into being is incredible. How do you think this will play into religious beliefs? Could it change them?