NASA launches James Webb Telescope

The stunning shot, released in a White House briefing by President Joe Biden

Is overflowing with thousands of galaxies and features some of the faintest objects observed, colorized in blue, orange and white tones.

The clearest image to date of the early universe, going back 13 billion years, has been released - and it doesn't disappoint.

a patch of the sky "roughly the size of a grain of sand held at arm's length by someone standing on earth", NASA administrator Bill Nelson said.

That makes it just 800 million years younger than the Big Bang, the theoretical flashpoint that set the expansion of the known universe in motion some 13.8 billion years ago.