This NASA image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 was released Monday | Photo credit: NASA; ESA; CSA; STSCI

President Joe Biden and NASA revealed the first image taken from the James Webb Space Telescope Monday evening. The image, in full color, is said to be the deepest look into the universe in both distance and time. Scientists say the image is a glimpse into the early stages of the universe, with part of the image being light not too far after the Big Bang. 

NASA administrator Bill Nelson said that the released image is only “one little speck of the universe,” in a report from Associated Press. 

Four more images are scheduled to be released Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Meanwhile, a OneNation Coffee in Summerville is partnering with NASA to be one of the nationwide hosts for the release of the Webb telescope images. The coffee shop will host a release party of the images between 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

More: Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, WCBD

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McMaster seeks to protect Charleston port from pollution. Gov. Henry McMaster signed an executive order Monday to help protect the port of the U.S.S. Yorktown from pollution. The order calls for the state’s Office of Resilience to study the cost of remediation and to remove fuel from the national historic landmark. More: South Carolina Public Radio, WCBD, WCSC

Biden signs gun safety law. President Joe Biden signed into law Monday morning the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that would pay for more crisis intervention and mandate due process procedures in states with “red flag” law. This story includes reaction from a survivor of the Emanuel AME shooting in Charleston as well as reactions from family members, friends and others. More: Charleston City Paper

New tick species in S.C. could impact humans, animals. A discovery of aggressive, fast-breeding Asian longhorned ticks were discovered on a York County cattle farm. Experts believe that its discovery on the farm could have further implications on humans and animals in the state if the species is allowed to spread, as its bites have caused serious illnesses in other countries. More: The Post and Courier, WCBD, WCSC, WSPA

Kiawah subdivision extension does not approve development on Sam’s Spit. The Town of Kiawah voted on a preliminary subdivision plat extension last week that prevents development of building and homes on the fragile Captain Sam’s Spit. The extension does not give permission for developers to build on the land, but instead gives them the right to hold onto the preliminary plat for another year. More: The Post and Courier

Hundreds of items reported lost in school district inventories. Hundreds of items, including Chromebooks, iPads and mobile hotspots have been reported missing between the Tri-County school districts. The pieces of technology are given to students at the beginning of each year to help them with schoolwork and learning. The lost equipment is equal to over half a million dollars. More: WCSC

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