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What looks like craggy mountains on a starry night is actually the edge of a nearby star-forming region, NGC 3324, in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, it reveals previously obscured areas of star birth.

NASA released five “stunning” full-color images from the James Webb Space Telescope, all with never-before-seen detail - and Arizona scientists who have worked on the telescope said the images came out better than they could have imagined. Read more»

One of the first images from the James Webb Space telescope, from a camera designed and built by a team led by UA astronomer George Rieke. His wife Marcia Rieke developed one of the other four cameras aboard Webb.

The Webb telescope is technically a global collaboration. For bar bets and bragging rights, this puppy is ours. Just stamp Wilbur Wildcat's face on the Webb sunshield and be done with it. Read more»

Artist conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. A tennis-court-sized shield will keep the extremely sensitive infrared detection instruments out of sun's rays.

University of Arizona astronomers are set to help lead research allowed by the once-in-a-generation science project that is the James Webb Space Telescope. It blasted off Christmas Day. Read more»

NASA’s Webb telescope, developed with the help of two Arizona scientists, is set to launch in 2018.

The next generation of space telescopes will launch next year, and two University of Arizona scientists helped create critical instruments attached to the telescope that they hope will detect the beginnings of the universe. Read more» 1