Using the James Webb Telescope, astronomers created a video seeing 200 million years into the past

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The James Webb Space Telescope — the observatory with an over 21-foot-wide mirror orbiting 1 million miles from Earth — collects bounties of light, allowing it to capture detailed views of galaxies billions of light-years away. Using this imagery, astronomers created a visualization of galaxies seen during a survey of the early universe, called CEERS, short for "Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science."

The one-minute flight video well worth your time.

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Mark is an award-winning journalist and the science editor at Mashable. After communicating science as a ranger with the National Park Service, he began a reporting career after seeing the extraordinary value in educating the public about the happenings in earth sciences, space, biodiversity, health, and beyond. 

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