Sum Science: James Webb Telescope

Bae wake up, the new James Webb Telescope images have dropped…

Costing over £6bn and taking more than 30 years to design and build, the James Webb space telescope is able to take pictures with a quality slightly better than your Iphone 14 pro max. After years of delays and near-cancellations the telescope was launched into space and began operation just over a year ago today. 

Images of stars being born and dying in our galactic backyard can be shown to the minutest detail, while ancient galaxies from the early universe are being captured for the first time. As light from these OG star formations takes around 13bn years to reach the telescope, we can essentially watch a pre-pubescent universe forming in front of our eyes – madting.