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NASA James Webb Space Telescope
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James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)


The JWST detects light in the infrared range, allowing astronomers to see through clouds of dust and gas in space, right back in time to the formation of the first stars and galaxies, more than 13.5 billion years ago.