Revealing the Hidden Universe
The James Webb Space Telescope joins a great legacy of space-based astronomy. NASA’s space telescope missions have revolutionized our understanding of the universe and our place within it. Webb has the high resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope and the ability to detect light wavelengths into the mid-infrared range, like the Spitzer Space Telescope. Webb’s infrared-detecting technology will reveal the hidden universe to our eyes: stars shrouded in clouds of dust, water in the atmospheres of other worlds, and the first light from the earliest galaxies ever formed.
The science that will be done using the Webb telescope will bring us closer to NASA’s overarching science goals of discovering secrets of the universe and searching for life beyond Earth.
Explore the Cosmos with Webb ...
... from water on our neighbor Mars to the most distant galaxies at the dawn of the universe.