The James Webb Space Telescope brought us insane pictures of the cosmos in 2022

Hourglass of Fire image from JWST


The James Webb Space Telescope launched almost a year ago today, on December 19, 2021. For those of us listening or watching, we heard a voice counted back in French from ten to one, and then, “Décollage” – lift-off. 

After fifteen years of preparation between NASA, ESA, and the Canadian Space Agency, Webb was then left to fulfill its purpose – to orbit the sun and capture the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.