Image of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, the closest star-forming region to Earth, taken by JWST. It was released on July 12, 2023 – the one-year anniversary of the day that the first telescope images were made public.

It’s been a year since the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) released its first images of the cosmos. People were stunned by their detail, clarity, and breathtaking beauty.

This powerful telescope has been called one of the most amazing technological achievements in humanity’s history. The data and images it transmits are transforming and expanding our knowledge of the Universe.