NASA Will Launch the Most Powerful Telescope - James Webb Space Telescope
Date: 2021-09-24
Source: WLA
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The James Webb space telescope (Credit: NASA)

In December, NASA will launch the most powerful telescope ever put into space. The James Webb Space Telescope will be able to study planets outside our solar system with unparalleled detail - including checking to see if their atmospheres give any indication that a planet is home to life as we know it.
Some researchers say it's possible that this telescope could at least find hints of life on Earth-sized planets that have so far evaded close scrutiny.