Why is the first picture from the world’s most advanced telescope such a big deal?

To those of us who aren’t astronomers, it’s hard to see what the big deal is.

An image of points of light, coloured blobs and spirals of galaxies of the kind we’re familiar with.

But in fact, this image is something very different indeed.

Compared to the previous picture of this region of space captured by the Hubble Space Telescope,
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