Looking Back in Time, Ever Further

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Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds

Looking across space is looking back in time. And the James Webb Space Telescope will look even farther back in time than Hubble.

Animated Answers, Cosmology, Hubble Telescope, Universe Age/Size, Webb Mission


Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach (STScI)
Narration: Alia Shawkat
Writing: Joel Green and Vanessa Thomas
Designer: Marc Lussier
Music: Associated Production Music (www.pm.com)
Sound effects: CSSMusic.com, FreeSound.org, and SoundBible.com (users Sonidor, espectral, Mark DiAngelo, and Mike Koenig)

All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA, ESA, and STScI except …
• Headshot of Alia Shawkat courtesy of Alia Shawkat
• Visualization of the reionization era courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
• JWST animation courtesy of NASA, SkyWorks Digital, Northrop Grumman, and STScI
• Silhouette of jumping skateboarder courtesy of freevector/Vecteezy.com
• All-sky image in visible light courtesy of Axel Mellinger, Central Michigan University
• Illustration of stork with baby courtesy of RetroVectors.com
• Weather map of the United States courtesy of NOAA
• Silhouette of weatherman courtesy of Josephtury/Vecteezy.com
• Illustration of hand adjusting thermostat courtesy of thirteenfifty/123RF.com
• Visualization of the inner Milky Way courtesy of ESO/M. Kornmesser
• Stopwatch illustration courtesy of icon54 / thenounproject.com

Many thanks to: Greg Bacon, George Becker, Mia Bovill, Bonnie Eisenhamer, John Godfrey, Adam Green, Mikey Hart, Hussein Jirdeh, Jason Kalirai, Courtney Kivowitz, Brandon Lawton, Katelin Mora, Bonnie Meinke, Denise Smith, Stephanie Smith, Massimo Stiavelli, Frank Summers, and Tracy Vogel

Publication: September 27, 2016