Webb's First Images Gallery
Webb’s first images were released on July 12th. After decades of construction, a nail-biting launch on Christmas day, and six months in space getting focused to perfection, we’re finally ready to see the Universe!
Webb has lots of different science aims and will be looking at a huge range of different astronomical objects, from our nearest planetary neighbours to the most distant starlight ever seen.
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New stars are forming constantly. Webb will help us understand how new stars form by piercing through the thick clouds of gas and dust surrounding them to see their first moments of life. Image Credit: ALMAscience
Galaxies are groups of billions of stars and they come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, from smooth ball-like elliptical galaxies to flat disks with spiral arms. Webb will explore the variety of galaxies and how they interact with each other. Image credit: Hubble ESA/NASA