This first image from the James Webb Space Telescope encompasses a portion of the night sky equal to the size of a grain of sand held at arms length. We’re looking at galaxies as they were some 4.6 billion years ago.
I had a whole big thing I was gonna write this morning about my own fascination with space, the trajectory of human exploration, anticipation of new discoveries, and how our curiosity drives us towards unrelenting betterment.
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour…”William Blake, Auguries of Innocence