The first pictures obtained from the James Webb Space Telescope will be released on July 12 and will include “the deepest image of our universe that has ever been taken,” according to NASA administrator Bill Nelson. Agency’s administrator suggested that the image will show some of the earliest objects yet seen. Nelson was speaking at a press conference at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. NASA has shared an image comparing the same cluster of stars captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope’s Infrared Array (which was decommissioned on January 30, 2020) and Webb’s MIRI (Mid-Infrared Instrument).
Webb’s significantly larger primary mirror and improved detectors allow it to capture higher resolution images with better clarity than the Spitzer ever could.So, we will see the Universe like never before in full-color images. Located 1 million miles away from Earth, the telescope was developed to study the evolution of our solar system. „It may answer some questions that we have. Where do we come from? What more is out there? Who are we?”Bill Nelson said. The images to be released on July 12 will include the first spectrum of an exoplanet. The Webb mission is supposed to last 10 years but it has enough excess fuel capability to last for 20 years.