NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, was launched on Dec. 25, 2021, in a campaign to study astronomy and look back at the cosmic universe rather than before.
Webb is currently in its viewing area, Lagrange point 2 (L2), approximately 1 million km (1.6 million km). It is the largest and most powerful telescope ever invented.
Space.com shares live updates about the new observatory space function here.
08:08:00 – June 30, 2022
“This is ONLY the beginning.”
During a press conference on Wednesday (June 29), scientists congratulated NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope images, which will be released on July 12. Officials have revealed what some of those images will be, and scientists have discussed what they hope to learn from the observatories. First work and engineers recounted the turbulent times of having a telescope operating in space from long distances.
06:54:43 – June 29, 2022
LISTEN TO LIVE!
NASA officials will discuss arrangements for the first scientific quality images from the James Webb Space Telescope during a press conference today that you can listen live from 10 am EDT (1400 GMT) in the upper window, courtesy of NASA.
11:45:53 – June 27, 2022
THE FIRST WEBB WAY IS GOOD FOR SCIENCE!
The first of four James Webb Space Telescopes has been announced as ready for science. The Near-Infrared Imager and the Slitless Spectrograph tool, or NIRISS, are designed to help scientists study the atmosphere of exoplanets, among other scientific activities.
At the time, space observers worldwide were counting down until July 12, when NASA said it would unveil the first scientific images from the observatory. You’ll be able to watch the announcement live on Space.com, of course, and stay tuned for more installation.