JWST: Early Science Observation/s:

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    James Webb Space Telescope early science observations revealed
    November 13, 2017

    Astronomers around the world will have immediate access to early data from specific science observations from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which will be completed within the first five months of Webb's science operations. These observing programs were chosen from a Space Telescope Science Institute call for early release science proposals, and include examining Jupiter and its moons, searching for organic molecules forming around infant stars, weighing supermassive black holes lurking in galactic cores, and hunting for baby galaxies born in the early universe.

    "I'm thrilled to see the list of astronomers' most fascinating targets for the Webb telescope, and extremely eager to see the results. We fully expect to be surprised by what we find," said Dr. John C. Mather, Senior Project Scientist for the Webb telescope and Senior Astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.

    Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-11-james-webb-space-telescope-early.html#jCp
     

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