New image reveals the 'gentle giant' at the heart of the Milky Way

New image reveals the 'gentle giant' at the heart of the Milky Way

A version of this story appeared in CNN's Wonder Theory newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. (CNN)Whenever I travel, I always try to catch the sunrise. There is something about watching light spill over a new place, every aspect just waiting to be explored. It reminds me of the concept in astronomy of first light, when a new telescope observes the universe for the first time. The James Webb Space Telescope won't begin capturing stunning, high-resolution views of the cosmos until this summer, but its initial test images are already revealing just how detailed our new perspective of the stars will be. We will witness light that has traveled from the distant universe across billions of years, staring back into a point in time …
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