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NASA unveils the first color images of the Webb Telescope
STORY: Tuesday’s unveiling included images of new stars and nebulae where stars are believed to have formed, colored bubbles showing the plume of a dying star and measurements revealing the presence of water vapor in the atmosphere of a exoplanet orbiting a star in another solar The first batch of high-resolution color images, which took weeks to render from the telescope’s raw data, have been selected by NASA to provide first images compelling insights into Webb’s main areas of inquiry and insight into upcoming science missions. The $9 billion infrared telescope, built for NASA by aerospace giant Northrop Grumman, is set to revolutionize astronomy by allowing scientists to look farther than ever before and with greater clarity into the cosmos, at the dawn of the known universe.A partnership between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, the Webb was launched on Christmas Day 2021 and reached its destination in solar orbit at nearly one million kilometers from Earth per month h later.
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