Cosmic Dawn: The Science of JWST

12169 Views | Published on 10th May, 2017

In October 2018, humanity will launch the largest and most powerful telescope ever put into space which will provide a new set of eyes on the cosmos that promises to engrave humanity's understanding of our place in the universe forever.

There are four main scientific goals for JWST: to learn about the first stars in the universe; the first galaxies; understand the birth of stars; to characterize exoplanets and gain insight in to the origin of life elsewhere; and, well, to answer questions we haven't even thought to ask.

Special thanks to Dr. Alberto Conti of Northrop Grumman for providing science advice.

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