On July 12 next, the POT intends it to be a historic day, since the james webb space telescope will deliver never-before-seen images of the Universe and the privileged ones who have seen the photos say they are moving.
NASA science mission leader Thomas Zurbuchen told reporters that the images are very promising.
“Pictures are being taken right now. There’s already some amazing science on the machine, and some others yet to be taken as we go. We are in the midst of reducing the data that makes history.”
Zurbuchen also admitted that he was in his feelings about the new images.
“It’s really hard not to look at the universe in a new light and not just have a moment that’s deeply personal,” he said at the news conference. “It’s an emotional moment when you see nature suddenly releasing some of its secrets. and I would like you to imagine it and expect that.”
For her part, the deputy administrator of NASA, Pam Melroy, commented on how moved she was after seeing the images:
“What I have seen moved me, as a scientist, as an engineer and as a human being,” he said.
The images are expected to include unprecedented views of the depths of the universe and the atmosphere surrounding a distant exoplanet.