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Most In-Depth Pictures of Space Ever to be Unveiled at TADL, NMC, Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Space enthusiasts in northern Michigan have a chance to be one of the first to see some of the most in-depth pictures of space.

The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) announced yesterday they, along with Northwestern Michigan College and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, will show the first images from the James Webb Telescope. Head of youth services at TADL Andy Schuck says the images will be something no one’s ever seen before.

“I’m just ready to have my mind blown,” Schuck laughs.

The James Webb Space Telescope launched on Christmas Day last year. It was shot off a million miles away from the earth where it is currently taking infrared pictures of space. With the human eye only seeing a certain level of colors, the infrared images will show a lot more depth.

“When you’re looking at them in infrared you can see stars behind stardust and you can see water on planets. That’s stuff that we can’t see here on earth with the telescopes we have,” Schuck explains.

The Telescope is sending back it’s first images July 12. TADL will have a morning session to view the new images. Then a panel discussion during their evening session.

“When we see the images on July 12, they will be full beyond anything we’ve ever seen before in space images. So, it’s going to be pretty exciting,” Schuck says.