President Joe Biden will reveal the first full-color image from the James Webb Space Telescope today, and it will be the deepest and highest resolution image of the universe ever captured.
The rest of the high-resolution color images will make their debut as planned on Tuesday, July 12, one of which “is the deepest image of our universe that has ever been taken,” according to Nelson.
The space observatory, which launched in December, will be able to peer inside the atmospheres of exoplanets and observe some of the universe’s first galaxies by viewing them through infrared light, which is invisible to the human eye.
Webb’s science capabilities, as well as the ability of its massive golden mirror and science instruments to produce spectacular images, will be highlighted in the first image release.
Several events will take place during Tuesday’s image release, and they will all be streamed live on NASA’s website.
The opening remarks by NASA leadership and the Webb team will begin at 9:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday, followed by an image release broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET. The images will be revealed one at a time, with more information provided at a press conference at 12:30 p.m. ET.