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Webb's Science Mission Begins: First Light Images As Compared to Hubble

We wonder. It’s our nature. How did we get here?
Are we alone in the universe?
How does the universe work?

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is an ambitious scientific endeavor to answer these questions. Webb builds on the legacy of previous space-based telescopes to push the boundaries of human knowledge even further, to the formation of the first galaxies and the horizons of other worlds.

In these JWST First Light images, you can see the vast improvement in resolution and clarity over images of the same regions collected by the Hubble Space Telescope, and begin to understand all the new discoveries and science now possible.

For More Information

https://webbtelescope.org/

https://hubblesite.org/

https://hubblesite.org/contents/media/images/2007/17/2123-Image.html?keyword=cartwheel

https://hubblesite.org/contents/media/images/2008/34/2405-Image.html?keyword=3324

https://hubblesite.org/contents/media/images/1998/39/729-Image.html

https://archive.stsci.edu/prepds/relics/color_images/smacs0723-73.html

https://hubblesite.org/contents/media/images/2009/25/2606-Image.html?keyword=quintet


Credits

Amy Moran (GST): Lead Technical Support
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI