On Monday US President Joe Biden along with NASA Administrator Bill Nelson unveiled the image of James Webb telescope at White house.
“The first image from the vWebb Space Telescope represents a historic moment for science and technology. For astronomy and space exploration…And for America and all humanity,”
The image of Webb has given a new direction to the vision of the world towards the universe. The image is said to be the deepest image of the universe ever captured.
US President said “the images generated by the telescope shows the power of American scientific leadership as he expressed his amazement at the satellite’s technology and work.”
He further talked about the need of increased capital investment in the field of Science and technology.
Vice president Kamala Harris who is also the chairperson of National Space council expressed her inclination towards the space science
She said “Biden often discuss their mutual passion for NASA’s work.
“This telescope is one of humanity’s great engineering achievements,” Harris said.
Reports suggests that the image of SMACS 0723 has been exhibited which showcases the huge group of galaxy clusters which magnifies the objects behind them, called “gravitational lensing”
Nelson announced that the other coloured images of high resolution will be released today. The debut will be broadcast live on NASA’s website.
Images will be released in succession followed by news conference at 12:30
Jonathan Gardener is deputy senior project scientist at NASA for Webb.
He said “”Webb can see backwards in time just after the big bang by looking for galaxies that are so far away, the light has taken many billions of years to get from those galaxies to ourselves,”
He claimed that “Webb is bigger than Hubble so that it can see fainter galaxies that are further away,”