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First 5 James Webb Telescope images revealed by NASA will blow your mind

NASA and President Joe Biden have already unveiled the first James Webb Telescope image but there are more to come

Webb’s First Deep Field
(Image: © NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI)

The time has finally come... like Christmas day for the astronomy community, NASA will today share with the world one of the anticipated first-ever images produced by the newly launched James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)! 

US President Joe Biden has released one of Webb’s first images in a live stream preview event directly from the White House in Washington. 


First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope revealed

NASA scientists have already seen the images that will be released today and tomorrow - and as we reported last week, almost moving them to tears, we are told.

On Friday last week, NASA revealed a list of the initial images that have been photographed with the new space telescope. These will include:

NASA's tweet announcing the times of the full reveal of the JWST images…

This is NASA's official timeline for the announcements for today and tomorrow (times are are Eastern Time):

This is the YouTube channel where you can watch Joe Biden show the first JWST image later today

Nearly time for the sneak peak…

So we are still waiting for POTUS to show us the first image - we are now told it will be at 5.30pm ET (10.30pm BST) - half an hour later than expected... 

Still waiting... NASA TV has been saying the White House briefing will begin momentarily for around 10 minutes so far. But with the promise of seeing millions of years into the past of the universe, we expect it is worth the wait

We are live now with the Vice President

Joe Biden is now on screen, after the intro from Kamala Harris

James Webb Space Telescope

(Image credit: NASA)

This deep field, taken by Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), is a composite made from images at different wavelengths, totaling 12.5 hours – achieving depths at infrared wavelengths beyond the Hubble Space Telescope’s deepest fields, which took weeks.

It's finally image release day! NASA will very soon be giving us a live image release broadcast with the very first images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which you can watch on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

And we have an official countdown video to the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope! Watch the live broadcast on YouTube below. We'll get the popcorn and put the kettle on...

Over the next 45 minutes or so, NASA Michelle Jones, Chief of Communication at NASA will be presenting a live stream broadcast ahead of the James Webb Space Telescope release – a historic moment.

We're watching it now to find out more about how the Telescope came about as an international collaboration led by NASA, partnered with the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.

2 minutes, folks! We've got some lift music to listen to for now, while we await the live coverage of the release broadcast.

"You've got a front row seat to the cosmos". Wait, why didn't we invest in a better monitor?!

86,850 people around the world are currently watching the live NASA launch on YouTube, and that's just that one stream – we've seen other live videos with 800k! There are bound to be millions of people – scientists, school children, space enthusiasts, astronomers and astrophotographers – tuning in, and it feels amazing to be witnessing what feels like a major part of our human history live.

We've headed to Canada now, but, oh! There's a bit of a glitch with the livestream, and the signal in Canada!

Now, we want to go out and shoot the night sky!

The second James Webb Space Telescope: SMACS 0723

The third image from the James Webb Space Telescope 

Image 4 from The James Webb Space Telescope

Image 5 from The James Webb Space Telescope

We're wrapping up this livestream soon, but let's think about the point of the James Webb Space Telescope for a moment. It was designed to look at our origins, and it represents the best of NASA, and the ability of science for inspiration.

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