How the James Webb Space Telescope’s first colour images were made

Joseph DePasquale, the lead image processor for the James Webb Space Telescope, says seeing its first colour image was an “overwhelming” experience


11 July 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope is designed to capture infrared light from galaxies that formed in the early Universe

NASA/Desiree Stover

Later today, President Joe Biden will unveil the first full-colour image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – with a batch of additional images set for release tomorrow. We know the first image is called “Webb’s First Deep Field” and will provide us with the deepest and highest resolution image of the universe yet captured. Tomorrow’s release will include a view of the spectacular Carina Nebula and a distant group …

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