NASA “teases” again the first color and ultra-detailed snapshot of James Webb

In three days, on Tuesday July 12, NASA will (finally!) publish the first color shot of unparalleled precision captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. This shot even has its own teaser, an image of the deep field of the universe made only with James Webb’s infrared pointing instrument, the Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) designed by a Canadian team.

This image corresponds to the complex assembly of 72 photos taken over 32 hours and displays stars with 6 diffraction peaks here (simply because the segments of James Webb’s mirror have 6 sides). All the other elements of the picture are galaxies (and there are a lot of them!). And of course, never before had we been able to see a snapshot of the deep field and so far with this level of precision and detail. What’s it going to be with all of James Webb’s instruments working in concert! We can’t wait for July 12 to take full view.

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