The Webb Space Telescope Will Change the Way We See Deep Space #SpaceSaturday

The Hubble Space Telescope let us look further out in space, with greater clarity, than ever before. And the new James Webb Telescope will be 100 times more powerful. And the further out in space you look, the further back in time you can see. Here’s more from MOTHERBOARD:

With Webb, astronomers like [UT Austin’s Casey] will be able to see so far back that they’ll potentially spot the very first stars and galaxies. Hubble has seen light dating to about 400 million years after the Big Bang, which took about 13.3 billion years to reach us.

“That’s far! But Webb has the capability to take us to 250 million years after the Big Bang,” explains Casey, who has been approved to work with the Webb Space Telescope. “It might not sound like a big difference. What’s a few hundred million years between friends? Actually, it’s the difference between seeing the first stars that ever turned on [and] arriving a bit too late after the funeral.”

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