James Webb Space Telescope

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By Andrew
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James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope being jointly developed by NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency. Webb will be able to see what the universe looked like around a quarter of a billion years (possibly back to 100 million years) after the Big Bang, when the first stars and galaxies started to form.

Image3D illustration depicting the James Webb space telescope observing a distant star. Photograph: Dotted Zebra/Alamy

The James Webb Space Telescope has been built to find the answers to fundamental questions that astronomers have sought for over the past half-century. It is one of the most expensive and ambitious, scientific engineering projects ever attempted. With a price tag of $10 billion it is destined to rewrite the history of the cosmos. Once operational, it will succeed the Hubble Space Telescope as NASA's Flagship astrophysics mission.



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Webb launch campaign highlights

Highlights of the launch campaign for the James Webb Space Telescope, from its arrival at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, weeks of launch preparations, to launch on board an Ariane 5, and separation of the spacecraft and solar panel deployment.

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The James Webb Space Telescope has reached a major milestone - the foremost observatory in deep space is now in focus, with results to show it.