After JWST, what’s the next big thing for astronomers?

After JWST, what’s the next big thing for astronomers?

After JWST, what’s the next big thing for astronomers?

What does it take over 20,000 engineers and hundreds of scientists to build? A space telescope, specifically the James Webb Space Telescope.

Fortunately, the effort was worth it, with a plethora of incredible results from NASA’s newest observatory in its first six months of science operations. But what comes next? John Mather, Nobel Prize-winning astronomer and leader behind the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb or JWST), shared his visions of what all of these engineers and scientists might be tackling next Thursday (January 12), the final day of the 241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society held in Seattle and virtually.

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