New James Webb Space Telescope test image shows deepest yet field of sparkling galaxies

This technical image captured by the Fine Guidance Sensor reveals the deepest image of the universe yet in infrared light. Credit: NASA, CSA and FGS Team

An engineering image obtained while testing one of the instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope reveals hundreds of distant galaxies in the deepest ever glimpse into the infrared universe.

The image, released by NASA on Wednesday (July 6), was captured by the James Webb Space Telescope‘s Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) over an eight-day period in May and includes 72 snapshots taken during a 32-hour exposure. In particular, the FGS, which was built by the Canadian Space Agency, is not a scientific instrument and instead keeps the observatory well-focused on its target.

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