NASA is trying to show off what the James Webb Space Telescope can do when the space agency releases the first color pictures from the observatory before it starts the scientific operations disclosing the mysteries of the universe.

The telescope’s 6.5-meter mirror opened after launching on Christmas morning and its tennis-court-size sun shield unraveled in space. The telescope is presently stationed roughly 1 million miles from Earth and, after tasking, is ready to begin science observations that are decades in the making.

The European Space Agency: NASA Canadian Space Agency intends to release the first full-color pictures and spectroscopic data obtained from the James Webb Space Telescope on Tuesday, July 12th, at 10:30 a.m. ET. The release will air online at NASA.gov and throughout the agency’s social media platform.

“Webb’s team didn’t select the star called 2MASS J17554042+655127 for any scientific reason,” clarified NASA Webb operations scientist Jane Rigby. However, even though the star was a hundred times less than the light that a human eye could notice, it was bright to Webb and a testament to the telescope’s sensitivity.

“Spitzer taught us a lot, but this is like a whole new world, just unbelievably beautiful,” Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera principal investigator Marcia Rieke announced in May.

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