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James Webb Space Telescope continues to amaze scientists more than a year after its launch

By Mark Brodie
Published: Friday, April 28, 2023 - 10:22am
Updated: Friday, April 28, 2023 - 10:34am

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Glowing pink cosmic dust
NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team
An MIRI image of a 10 light-year wide nebula captured by the James Webb Space Telescope provides insight into how big supernova explosions can be.

It’s been almost a year and a half since the James Webb Space Telescope was launched, and scientists continue to be amazed by the images it’s sending back, and discoveries they’ve been able to make.

The Show spoke with Marcia Rieke, professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona and principal investigator on the near-infrared camera on the James Webb Space Telescope, to get a sense of what researchers are finding out.

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