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A new era of discoveries is upon us with the very first images from the James Webb Telescope revealed this week!
UC Santa Cruz astronomers are leading some of the first research projects to use the powerful new space telescope, and have been involved in the project from the start. Excitement about the photos is an understatement for our astro community on campus! Check out some of their reactions to this never-before-seen look into our universe.
Wow. The image did not disappoint. I’m like Alice stepping through the looking glass. pic.twitter.com/L3OrX9gRr2— Natalie Batalha (@nbatalha) July 11, 2022
Want an interactive view of the amazing @NASAWebb deep field image of SMAC-0723, released today by @POTUS, @VP, and @NASA? Here is an interactive, zoomable viewer of the first-ever #jwst image:https://t.co/tsDcYLZRJI— Brant Robertson (@brant_robertson) July 11, 2022
Absolutely breathtaking & inspiring. Capable of seeing the universe as it was shortly after it formed. https://t.co/k9FJAFRJ8a— Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (@astroenrico) July 12, 2022
Astronomers at the @UCSC Other Worlds Laboratory have gathered to watch the unveiling of the first @NASAWebb image. Here we go!! pic.twitter.com/7QAjtZFXhW— UCSC Astrobiology (@ucsc_astrobio) July 11, 2022
This shall henceforth be known to me as the Banana Slug Galaxy. @UCSC @UCSCscience (thank you, @johannateske) https://t.co/6vdbjL23Od— Natalie Batalha (@nbatalha) July 12, 2022
Feel so lucky to be a astro grad student right now ! #JWST— Sagnick Mukherjee (@smastrophysics) July 11, 2022
This is awesome:#HST and #JWST, sliding side by side:https://t.co/BFsyLrcJxX— Jonathan Fortney • Vaccinate! • #BLM (@jjfplanet) July 12, 2022
Image from the James Webb Telescope below. For more images, please visit the NASA website.