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James Webb Space Telescope
Date: 1 Sep 2009

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is designed to search for the first galaxies that formed in the early Universe, connecting the Big Bang to our own Milky Way Galaxy and then to our solar system. The orbiting telescope will peer through dusty clouds to see stars forming planetary systems. Its instruments will be designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum, with some capability in the visible range.

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