NASA's first Webb Telescope shot puts everything into perspective

Image of the SMACS 0723 galaxy cluster taken by the James Webb Space Telescope
(Image credit: NASA)

The world doesn't seem like it's in a great place right now and if, like me, you're occasionally feeling that it's all a bit much and you're in need of a little something to help put things into perspective, here's something that might help.

It's the first colour photo from the James Webb Space Telescope, entitled Webb's First Deep Field, released by NASA yesterday. It's an image of the SMACS 0723 galaxy cluster, showing an infinitesimally tiny patch of the night sky in astonishing detail, way beyond anything that even the best camera on earth could shoot. Here, take a closer look:

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.