James Webb Telescope Image meme format and template depicting the first image released by the space telescope in July 2022 of several galaxies and stars.

James Webb Telescope Images

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James Webb Telescope Images refer to several photographs of outer space captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in 2022. The first image of the telescope was released in early July 2022, depicting a cluster of galaxies and stars, with additional images of nebulas and other astronomical objects being released in the following days and months. In addition to awe and praise for NASA's historic achievement, many of the pictures became exploitable templates after their release, leading to a wide variety of photoshops and other memes on social media.


On July 11th, 2022, NASA shared the first image of the universe captured with the James Webb Space Telescope from its Facebook[1] and Twitter[2] official accounts. The post received more than 610,000 reactions and 222,000 shares, and 562,000 likes and 138,900 retweets, respectively, in less than 24 hours (shown below).

NASA NASA @NASA It's here-the deepest, sharpest infrared view of the universe to date: Webb's First Deep Field. ALT : Previewed by @POTUS on July 11, it shows galaxies once invisible to us. The full set of @NASAWebb's first full-color images & data will be revealed July 12: nasa.gov/webbfirstimages


In the hours after the first image was posted to social media, many expressed awe at the clarity of the galaxies in the photo. However, many also made humorous photoshops of the images. For example, on July 11th, 2022, Twitter[3] user @ben_rosen uploaded an edit featuring Frasier and Niles Crane. The tweet received more than 1,800 likes and 184 retweets in less than 24 hours (shown below, left). On the same day, Twitter[4] user @panini_singam uploaded a Peter Parker's Glasses edit comparing the Hubble telescope's pictures of the universe and the Webb images. The tweet received more than 19,900 likes and 2,800 retweets in a similar timeframe (shown below, right).

Hubble JWST

Other popular posts from July 11th include a tweet by Twitter[5] user @evilbmcats, who uploaded
a photoshop featuring cats. The tweet received more than 3,000 likes and 800 retweets in less than 24 hours (shown below, left). Twitter[6] user @jikardon uploaded a photo showing a pair of star-patterned bus seats, receiving more than 94,900 likes and 5,800 retweets in a similar timeframe (shown below, right).

Julia Kardon @jikardon So in awe of the gravitational lensing! Never expected to see such clarity and color VEST 5:58 AM - Jul 12, 2022. Twitter for iPhone 5,884 Retweets 341 Quote Tweets 95.4K Likes

Southern Ring Nebula Image

On July 12th, 2022, NASA then released additional images taken by the James Webb Telescope.[8] That same day, several of these were then also used as exploitables for memes. In particular, the image of the Southern Ring Nebula (seen below), became a common source of humorous Photoshop edits.

On July 12th, Twitter user @FanSince09[7] posted a Goatse edit of the nebula, receiving over 90 likes in less than 24 hours. That same day, Twitter user @meta_rach[9] posted a version with Doge in the center of the nebula, accumulating over 150 likes in a similar timeframe (seen below, left). On July 13th, Twitter user @jude_rozanthony[10] then tweeted a version with a Furby edited in (seen below, right).


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