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James Webb Telescope: A scientist explains its first images and how it will change astronomy

NASA has released the first observations from the new James Webb Telescope. Image: NASA/Chris Gunn

Martin Barstow

Professor of Astrophysics and Space Science, University of Leicester

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Images like this from James Webb Telescope, will help us understand how the first stars and galaxies formed. Image: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI
Stephan’s Quintet, a group of five galaxies that are merging some 290 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. Image by James Webb telescope Image: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI
The Carina Nebula, one of the largest and brightest nebulas, as captured by James Webb telescope. Image: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI
The Southern Ring or “Eight-Burst” nebula, two dying stars orbiting each other. Image: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI

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