One year into science operations, Webb continues to rewrite the textbooks of science

Published by NASASpaceflight on 07/12/2023 UTC

On July 12, 2022, five groups of scientists gathered in different agencies across the world to reveal the first five images taken by the historic NASA/European Space Agency/Canadian Space Agency James Webb Space Telescope. The release of the images officially marked the beginning of scientific operations on Webb, which is positioned 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth at the Sun-Earth Lagrange point two, or L2.

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