On December 22, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the successor of Hubble, the most powerful telescope that peers into the Big Bang, starts
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) the most powerful telescope that peers into the Big Bang. On 22 December an Ariane5 carrier will leave French Guiana to take to the space JWST, the successor of the telescope Hubble. It will be positioned 1.5 million km from Earth, protected from interference. In 200 days he will send the first photos.
The James Webb Space Telescope was designed, in collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), to look further depth in the Universe than its predecessor. Consequently he will look further back in the weather, even more than 13.5 billion years ago. The goal is to see the first ones stars that illuminate the cosmos.
Astronomers also expect to use its capabilities more advanced to study the atmosphere of distant planets in the hope that signs of life will be detected.
November 30, 2021 – Updated November 30, 2021, 12:35 pm