Webb Space Telescope: How to see the universe “opened up” 13.5 billion years ago-BBC News

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Schematic diagram of the operation of the James Webb Space Telescope

The much-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be launched on December 18th, and the scientific community is excited about the mysteries of the universe it may discover.

This super space astronomical telescope is designed to explore the universe more deeply, and it will greatly improve mankind’s understanding and cognition of the earliest galaxies formed in the universe after the Big Bang.

The most optimistic expectation is that the Webb Space Telescope will be able to detect the light emitted by the first galaxies when the universe first formed 13.5 billion years ago.

Astrophysicist Dr Amber Nicole Straughn of Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center (Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center) is the vice president of the Webb telescope project. the scientist. She said: “The most exciting prospect of such a large-scale, whimsical and ambitious telescope is precisely the idea that there will be some questions that we have never thought of asking.”


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