Adam Frank

The James Webb Space telescope is changing our understanding of the universe

Credit: John-Broadley

When Nasa launched the James Webb Space telescope on Christmas Day last year its goal was to shed light on the wonders of the universe. It’s delivering on that promise: since the summer we’ve had a steady stream of stunning images of dying stars, distant planets and colliding galaxies.

Researchers expected the telescope’s data would support the Big Bang theory.

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