To celebrate one year of scientific operations for the James Webb Space Telescope, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a new image which depicts the handiwork of God.

The Webb Telescope was launched on December 25th, 2021, but spent its first six months in space getting in position and properly aligned.

The telescope released its first image on July 12, 2022.

On the anniversary of the telescope’s beginning of operations, NASA has released the following new image depicting the birth of sun-like stars. In particular, it shows the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, the star-forming region closest to the Earth.

Photo Credit: James Webb Space Telescope

“In just one year, the James Webb Space Telescope has transformed humanity’s view of the cosmos, peering into dust clouds and seeing light from faraway corners of the universe for the very first time,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

“Every new image is a new discovery, empowering scientists around the globe to ask and answer questions they once could never dream of.”

Earlier this year, NASA also unveiled an image of star cluster NGC 346, spiral galaxies NGC 1672 and Messier 74, and the Pillars of Creation (Eagle Nebula). The image is below:

Photo Credit: James Webb Space Telescope

One of the primary messages of the book of Genesis is that God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1, ESV). Regardless of when and how the universe was created, Genesis asserts that God created it.

Everything that was, is and every shall be is due to the creative nature of God. Everything owes its very existence to Him.

For this reason, to God we give thanks.

“And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so. … And God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:14-15, 18, ESV).

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Photo from James Webb Space Telescope.