After many years of planning and preparation, today the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope were released today, showing some of the most distant galaxies in the visible Universe. 

Today's image is the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe ever taken. This image is of the galactic cluster SMACS 0723, and displays several thousand galaxies in a single image (hence the title "Webb Deep Field"). For scale, all of these galaxies fit into a section of the sky equivalent to viewing a single grain of sand at arm's length - so you can imagine how much more there is to record in the coming years.