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James Webb Space Telescope has recently released some test pictures of a neighboring satellite galaxy and they looked stunning as compared to images taken by Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA’s previous infrared observatory

When compared, each of the 18 mirror segments is bigger for James Webb than Spitzer.

"It's not until you actually see the kind of image that it delivers that you really internalize and go ‘wow!’" said University of Arizona’s Marcia Rieke, chief scientist for Webb’s near-infrared camera. “Just think of what we're going to learn."

Webb telescope that was launched was last December. So far, it is the most powerful astronomical observatory ever sent into space.

It will seek light emitted by the first stars and galaxies close to 14 billion years ago, and keep a sharp lookout for possible signs of life.

 

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