The NASA-built James Webb satellite telescope is mostly used for infrared astronomy. It can study objects that are too early, far away, or dark for the Hubble Orbit Telescope, the largest optical telescope in orbit, due to its exceptional infrared resolution and sensitivity.
On this World Photography Day, Interesting Engineering presents some of the most stunning photographs from the largest telescope in the world.
The photographs mark the beginning of Webb’s general science activities, as well as the wave of full-color scientific images and spectra the observatory has collected.
These photos taken by the biggest and most potent satellite telescope in the world show Webb at its most potent, ready to start its mission of exploring the infrared universe.
The Carina Nebula stunned observers when NASA released images of the ancient universe.
The images technically show the star-forming region NCG 3324, located around 7,600 lightyears away.
“Webb’s new view gives us a rare peek into stars in their earliest, rapid stages of formation. For an individual star, this period only lasts about 50,000 to 100,000 years,” NASA said at the time of the images’ release.