Our time machine works: James Webb Telescope delivers first images from birth of universe

Astronomers were thrilled by the clarity of the Hubble Telescope's photos in the early 1990s.

The Next Generation Space Telescope Project was created with the goal of building a telescope. The world is still in awe of the spacecraft more than 20 years later and $10 billion later.

The observatory's first color photos and spectrography, which show the sky to be crowded with galaxies, were released by NASA.

The photographs included the first in-depth signatures of the exoplanet WASP-96B, which is 1000 light-years away and roughly twice the size of Jupiter, as well as the deepest infrared image of the cosmos ever captured.

Webb recorded the water's signal on the massive gas planet.

The image of a dying star ejecting gas and dust, which Webb can see through in unparalleled clarity, was also made public by NASA.

A planetary nebula made up of dust and gas shells released by dying Sun-like stars is the Southern Ring nebula.

The James Webb Space Telescope, a device that gave a new view into the cosmos' immensity, was given that name in 2002.