Space agency NASA released the first images taken by the James Webb telescope on Friday. Different points of light from a star can be seen on it. The quality must be improved in the near future.
The images show the HD84406, a star from The Big Dipper. The photo shows eighteen different points of light from the star. Eighteen more images of the star have now been portrayed because the telescope’s mirrors are not yet correctly adjusted. The goal is to eventually see one star.
The HD84406 was specifically chosen because this star is very bright. In addition, there are relatively few other stars nearby.
NASA says it is very happy with the first images. The space agency hopes to take the first single photo of the star next month. The full tuning process will last until the summer.
The James Webb was launched at the end of December and is the successor to the famous Hubble space telescope. The new telescope must search for planets that may be home to life, distant galaxies, and traces of the Big Bang. The project will cost a total of approximately 8 billion euros.