James Webb Space Telescope

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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a joint NASA/ESA/CSA observatory that is planned to succeed the Hubble Space Telescope as NASA's flagship astrophysics mission. After many years of delays, it finally lifted off the ground on 2021-Dec-25 atop an Ariane 5 (ECA) rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. It arrived on the Sun-Earth Lagrange point-2 on January 2022, and has been continuously observing the cosmos since June 2022

Assembling the telescope at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2016-May-4

JWST during and shortly after launch, 2021-Dec-25

A montage of the first celestial objects observed by the JWST, June 2022

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