Webb wraps tests on instrument to study the universe’s chemistry


NASA’s next-generation space telescope has completed tests of another science instrument, bringing it another step closer to starting formal operations.

$10 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or Webb) — NASA’s largest and most powerful space science observatory — will search the cosmos to uncover the history of the universe’s first galaxies and the formation of stars and planets. NASA officials plan to release the first operational images from the telescope, which launched on Dec 25, 2021, on July 12 during a live event you can watch here at Space.com.

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