Five galaxies, two nebulae, an exoplanet, and the early universe—JWST’s first images provide a cross section of the science yet to come.
James Webb Space Telescope
Unveiling the Next Exoplanet Act
In August, Eos looks at what the first round of observations with the James Webb Space Telescope might reveal about faraway worlds.
Overture to Exoplanets
The curtain is about to rise on the James Webb Space Telescope. Let’s see what’s in store for its opening act.
How Well Can the Webb Telescope Detect Signs of Exoplanet Life?
Recent research suggests that NASA’s next-generation space telescope will be good—but not the best—at finding life-sustaining levels of oxygen in an exoplanet’s atmosphere.
Webb Telescope May Detect Minerals from Shredded Worlds
The upcoming James Webb Space Telescope should be able to measure the composition of vaporizing exoplanets, giving clues about the makeup of their cores, mantles, and crusts.
Final Mirror Segment Added to Powerful Future Space Observatory
After years of planning, testing, and assembly, the James Webb Space Telescope, the world's largest infrared, space-based observatory, is taking shape.