The James Webb Space Telescope, which will be launched next week, is also carrying the hopes of many scientists on Earth. For the first time since the Big Bang, this telescope will take pictures of stars in the universe that have never been seen before. The James Webb Space Telescope will launch into space on December 24 from the South American space station Fringe Guyana. The bus-sized telescope, mounted on the nose of the rocket, will open up to a tennis court when it reaches its final destination, 1.5 million kilometers from the ground. This distance of the telescope from the earth will be five or six times the distance between the earth and the moon.
This telescope is so expertly designed that it is capable of capturing the first stars of the 13.5 billion year old universe. This is the period in which the light of the stars has reached us. “When the universe was formed after the Big Bang, there were no stars, no galaxies, no light,” said Siviki, a professor at St. Mary’s University. It was a very dark place.
“We are expecting stars to shine in the early galaxies,” he added. That’s why the James Webb Telescope was built to find this first source of light.