NASA’s James Webb Telescope delivers first deep-space images

Published on: July 12, 2022 3:30 PM EDT|Updated on: July 13, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

The James Webb Telescope’s first images were released Tuesday.

It’s “the largest and most complex observatory ever launched into space,” according to Baltimore’s Space Telescope Science Institute, with the ability to capture the formation of galaxies more than 13 billion years ago.

The images reveal emerging stellar nurseries and individual stars in the Carina Nebula, “Cosmic Cliffs” and never-before-seen details of a galaxy group “Stephan’s Quintet.”