Space Telescope James Webb Will Unveil The “Secrets Of The Universe”

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Finally, we can tell you that the James Webb space telescope has been launched. An era closes and another rich of discoveries opens immediately. Recently, NASA administrator Bill Nelson announced publicly in a press conference that the instrument will unveil the “secrets of the Universe.”

Nelson was thrilled with the launch and the telescope will allow a real “quantum leap in understanding who we are, how we got here, what we are and how it all evolved”. The mirror of the instrument, in fact, is six times larger than Hubble’s. Webb will be able to detect infrared light from extremely weak and distant stars and galaxies.

This will simply allow us to “look back in time at some of the first lights in the observable universe.” The space telescope will have four areas of interest: the first light in the Universe, the birth of stars and planets, the formation of the first galaxies and the study of exoplanets and their atmospheres.

Obviously, areas of interest are only a starting point, as the Webb telescope will also analyze the search for life outside the Earth, the study of dark matter and dark energy. “This will be a great day, not only for America, but for our international partners,” Nelson said before the launch of the instrument. “The beneficiaries will be all the people on planet Earth, to have a better understanding.”

If you want to know more, we recommend you read our special on the James Webb Space Telescope.

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