NASA launched the world’s largest, most powerful telescope on December 25th, 2021. Thirty years in the making, the James Webb Space Telescope will study the early creation of the universe. As successor to the Hubble, this will revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos, revealing the unknown and unimaginable. The first six months will ensure accurate positioning, assembly, and calibration. The space observatory will unfold from within the rocket in the first month with extreme precision: the most complicated deployment sequence attempted in space. The telescope will study infrared light from celestial objects, utilizing four state-of-the-art science instruments with highly sensitive infrared detectors and extraordinary resolution, delivering never-before-seen images with unmatched clarity.
“The promise of Webb is not what we know we will discover; it’s what we don’t yet understand or can’t yet fathom about our universe” said NASA Administrator, Bill Nelson.
The James Webb telescope will reveal ground-breaking information about how the universe began, completely transforming our understanding of the cosmos. Furthermore, it sets a new precedent of what is possible in space exploration.