The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to head to space on December 18, 2021.

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Description: The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to head to space on December 18, 2021. With it, astronomers hope to find the first galaxies to form in the universe, will search for Earthlike atmospheres around other planets and accomplish many other scientific goals.
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Did you know? By viewing the universe at infrared wavelengths Webb will show us things never before seen by any other telescope. ... And it is with infrared light that we can see stars and planetary systems forming inside clouds of dust that are opaque to visible light.

How can it see back? Every time we look into the cosmos, we see the past. Stars are light-years away! For example, if a star is 50 light-years away, we see it as it was 50 years ago because it took the light 50 years to reach us. The same goes with galaxies. From. Millions of light years to billions of light years! Astronomy is breathtaking!
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