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Wondering what science the Webb telescope will do first? Although Webb isn’t scheduled to launch until 2020, scientists are already planning key observations.

From objects within our solar system to the farthest reaches of the visible universe, Webb will bring new insights into the cosmos. Here, you can find the latest news features and press releases on Webb science and observations.


NASA’s Webb Space Telescope to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets

JUL. 11 2018: Webb will train on Jupiter-sized worlds to prepare for smaller super-Earths

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Could Potentially Detect the First Stars and Black Holes

APR. 25 2018: Gravitational lensing by a galaxy cluster could bring the early universe into focus for Webb

NASA’s Webb Telescope to Make a Splash in Search for Interstellar Water

MAR. 8 2018: NASA's Webb Telescope Will Map Cosmic Ices

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to Reveal Secrets of the Red Planet

FEB. 20, 2018: Webb will investigate how Mars went from wet to dry

NASA’s Webb Telescope to Investigate Mysterious Brown Dwarfs

JAN. 4, 2018: Strange Star or Rogue Planet? Brown Dwarfs Defy Definition

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Early Science Observations Revealed

NOV. 13, 2017: First Publicly Available Science Observations for Webb Announced