On December 25th, 2021, NASA's most sophisticated, ground-breaking and expensive observatory ever blasted off from the Earth.
The James Webb Telescope is an infrared observatory, capable of looking back all the way to the universe's first light.
In this video, we will explore how this initiative came to be, and what the future holds in this exciting new age of astronomy.
00:00 - Lift-off!
01:39 - Background
03:55 - Webb's Troubled Development
08:17 - Webb's Mirrors
10:48 - Surveying in Infrared
13:51 - Webb's Sunshield & Orbit
16:52 - Deployment Phase
22:06 - The Cosmic Dawn
24:14 - Light from the First Stars
28:02 - Search for Habitable Exoplanets
30:46 - Other Uses for Webb