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This is what the first images of the James Webb Space Telescope look like

NASA has released the first images taken by the space telescope James Webb Where you can see a star millions of light years away from Earth. The image surprised scientists due to its high level of detail.So much so, that they consider the results to be better than the most optimistic predictions.

This is the first official photo taken thanks to this tool that It cost nearly $10,000 million It took several years to build.

Experts explained that this picture This was possible thanks to the alignment of all the mirrors that the telescope hasa task that took weeks for the team responsible for operating and tuning the device so that it could be used to discover the mysteries of the universe.

However, from the space agency itself they warn that The image is just a test because the telescope is not working yet It may take several more months for its effectiveness to be announced.

NASA engineer Lee Feinberg described the team’s achievement in capturing the star’s image as an exceptional feat.

“You not only see the star and the diffraction diffraction from the star, but you also see other stars in the field that are in close focus, just as we’d expect, and all kinds of other interesting structures in the background,” he explained.

The world added it The results they obtained thanks to the first tests of the telescope were amazing Due to the high precision and advanced nature of the device.

“In fact, we’ve done a very detailed analysis of the images we’re getting, and what we’ve found so far is that the performance is as good, if not better, than our most optimistic expectations,” he said.

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milestone in science

The James Webb Space Telescope, in addition to being Most expensive built to date It is also One of the most complex engineering works created by mankind up to date.

One of the factors that delayed its construction was a high level of accuracy, a task that involved scientists from all over the world and took years to complete. James Webb is expected to allow experts, Find out how the first galaxies formed after the Big Bang.

The telescope will also allow exploration of areas in space that were hitherto off-limits to astronomers, but will now be available with the launch of the device.

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