Astronomy Live: Updates from the James Webb Space Telescope

Part of Astronomy Live

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Tarantula Nebula star-forming region, in a mosaic image spanning 340 light-years across, assembled from images captured by the James Webb telescop The Tarantula Nebula star-forming region.
Courtesy of NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to return new and exciting images that help scientists better understand our universe. With each released image comes a trove of new data to study and explore. Join Museum Senior Scientist Jackie Faherty of the Department of Astrophysics and Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart for a deep dive into the most recently released images from the JWST. 

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