JWST

The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope which conducts infrared astronomy. As the largest optical telescope in space, its high resolution and sensitivity allow it to view objects too old, distant, or faint for the Hubble Space Telescope. This will enable investigations across many fields of astronomy and cosmology, such as observation of the first stars, the formation of the first galaxies, and detailed atmospheric characterization of potentially habitable exoplanets. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration led JWST's design and development and partnered with two main agencies: the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland managed telescope development, the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University operates JWST, and the prime contractor was Northrop Grumman.

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JWST is better than anyone expected — here's why - Big Think

JWST has seen building blocks of life in a dark, cold cloud in space

Standard Model of Cosmology Survives JWST’s Surprising Finds

Amazing JWST images show a nebula shaped by a multi-star smash-up

Amazing JWST images show a nebula shaped by a multi-star system

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Mars Rover’s Dead, Comet Incoming, JWST’s First Exoplanet

JWST Just Confirmed Its First Exoplanet, And It's The Size of Earth

JWST Pioneer Passes Along Advice for Future Space Telescope Builders

JWST Just Confirmed Its First Exoplanet, And It's The Size of Earth

JWST has taken astonishing images of debris orbiting a nearby star

JWST finds that ancient galaxies contain fewer stars than we expected

The JWST is the Shiny New Space Telescope, but the Dependable Hubble is Still Going Strong

New JWST Image Shows That Grand Spiral Galaxies had Already Formed 11 Billion Years ago

Some researchers say Webb's most most exciting catch (so far) was something the telescope wasn't designed for — the DART asteroid impact test. “We needed JWST to track the moving asteroid target at a rate more than three times the ‘upper limit’ we thought the telescope could perform.”

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The Best of JWST's Cosmic Portraits