NASA to showcase Webb Telescope’s first full-color images

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NASA will showcase the James Webb Space Telescope’s first full-color images and spectroscopic data on July 12, 2022, following a six-month process of deploying the telescope, aligning its mirrors and calibrating instruments. 

The first images will be released on July 12 at 10:30 EDT with additional events taking place on July 13. The event will be aired online via NASA’s official website. 

The world’s largest and most complex space telescope was launched in December 2021, and arrived at its final destination nearly 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometers) away from Earth on January 24, 2022.  

The Webb Telescope aims to look back over 13.5 billion years to explore the life cycles of stars, the evolution of galaxies, and the moons of our outer solar system. It will also search the universe for signs of habitability on distant exoplanets.   

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