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James Webb Space Telescope successfully launched to replace Hubble
Updated: 2021-12-27 08:08:49 KST
After decades in development, NASA, on Christmas Day, successfully launched the world's most powerful space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, which will replace the Hubble telescope and let humanity see farther back into the early universe than ever before.
NASA says Webb will be able to see the atmospheres of planets in other star systems, potentially uncovering clues about life on other worlds, and will be able to pick up light from the earliest galaxies formed 13-and-a-half billion years ago.
It's said to be a hundred times more sensitive than Hubble, its predecessor.
The Webb telescope cost around 10 billion dollars, and has been in the works since 2004.
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