JWST: First Aligned Image

A few hours ago, NASA released the first public image of a mirror-aligned James Webb Space Telescope, a big bright star brilliantly glowing in the night, and with other celestial objects also visible.

A star called 2MASS J17554042+6551277. Credit: NASA

According to the NASA press release, they found “no critical issues and no measurable contamination or blockages to Webb’s optical path”.

A bit of good news in what’s a rather bleak few weeks!

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