Space Quote: Finally Seeing the Individual Leaves

Image (Credit): The new James Webb Space Telescope Forever stamp. (U.S. Postal Service)

“It is like humanity just got a brand-new pair of eyeglasses for the distant universe…We are suddenly seeing that those green areas on the tops of trees are actually made of thousands of individual leaves. We suspected it, but we are now seeing it for the first time.”

-Statement by planetary astromomer Heidi Hammel in a Washington Post article, “The Webb telescope is astonishing. But the universe is even more so.”