Correspondent Breaks Down Breathtaking New Images Of Space

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The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. That basically means that if we see a picture of something, it’s much quicker and easier to understand instead of simply trying to describe the picture to someone. This saying may be true a lot of the time, but it is not always true.

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has been capturing some astonishing images, including images of objects in space that are billions of light years away. It’s hard to fathom, and according to TODAY correspondent, Jacob Ward, the images even brought some lifelong scientists to tears.

According to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, “Every image is a new discovery and each will give humanity a view of the universe that we’ve never seen before.”

Those of us who are not scientists and who are only casual observers of outer space may be amazed by the images but completely unaware of what we’re really looking at. While many have been impressed by the images, it would help if we understood why scientists are so amazed that some are even shedding tears.

Thankfully Ward stopped by TODAY to explain two of the most amazing images we’ve seen from the James Webb Space Telescope. At first glance, as Ward explained, they may just “look like confetti,” but there’s a lot more to it than that. The images are actually of galaxies and stars.

Watch the video below for a brief and easy to understand explanation of the images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.

Do you find the images from the James Webb Space Telescope even more impressive now that you understand what you’re looking at? Which image is your favorite?