The James Webb Space Telescope is open, cooled down, and about ready to peer into the past. With its infrared sensors, Webb is capable of detecting the light from some of our universe’s earliest stars and galaxies. (With imaging equipment so sensitive, if bees lived on the moon, JWST could see them!) Light from these early stars and galaxies has been traveling for billions of years, just now reaching Earth. This allows us to see what stars and galaxies of the early universe looked like and how they formed! We will have to wait another couple billion years to know what they look like today. Hang in there JWST!
Want to learn more about how the James Webb Space Telescope allows us to time travel? Check out the links below!
How the James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time
TIME MACHINE How NASA’s new telescope can see back in time – and you can do it too
Webb – The Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever Built – Will Look Back in Time to the Dark Ages of the Universe
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope successfully positioned to look back in time
Webb telescope is a ‘time machine’ for astronomers to see the cosmic dawn