James Webb Space Telescope’s 1st year in space has blown astronomers away

Just one year after launch, the James Webb Space Telescope is exceeding all expectations, and astronomers are thrilled.

Launched on Dec. 25, 2021, the $10 billion infrared observatory was designed to learn how galaxies form and grow, to peer far back into the universe to the era of the first galaxies, to watch stars be born inside their nebulous embryos in unprecedented detail, and to probe the atmospheres of exoplanets and characterize some of the closest rocky worlds.

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