Can the James Webb Telescope see the past?

Can the James Webb Telescope see the past?

Can the James Webb Telescope see the past?

On July 12, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) made history by releasing its debut image: a jeweled image which has been touted as the deepest image of the universe ever taken.

As well as seeing further into space than any observatory before it, The James Webb Space Telescope has another trick in its mirrors: It can see further back in time than any other telescope, observing distant stars and galaxies as they appeared 13.5 billion years ago, not long after the beginning of universe as we know it.

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