The JWST images can help us cherish earth’s present 

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Source: The post is based on an article “The JWST images can help us cherish Earth’s present” published in The Times of India on 30th July 2022.

Syllabus: GS 1 World Geography; and GS 3 Awareness in the fields of Space

Relevance: Origin and Evolution of Earth; and James Webb Space Telescope (JWST);

News: Recently, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured high-resolution astronomical images of the galaxies which were formed billions of years ago.

What is the importance of the JWST?

The JWST, having infrared technology, can help us see galaxies that were formed 11 to 13 billion years ago, which has not been done before. This can help scientists understand the evolution of space or the universe.

It can see galaxies that are extremely far away, from earlier and farther back in time.

It can help us understand the formation of our solar system, located in the Milky Way galaxy. Further, it can validate the computer models which simulate the early universe.

Such JWST’s astronomical images can help us cherish our present and hopefully save our future.

It can help us understand how vast the universe is, and how many different galaxies, planets, and stars are present there in the universe.

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