Ep. 650: First Light for JWST

Well, this is it, we’re finally going to talk about the James Webb Space Telescope. After decades of development, delays and budget creep, the powerful infrared observatory is at its final home at the L2 Lagrange Point. Yesterday we saw the first scientific images from the telescope, and according to Pamela’s rules, we’re finally allowed to talk about it.

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Show Notes

Webb Space Telescope (NASA)

What is a Lagrange Point? (NASA)

James E. Webb (NASA)

CosmoQuestX (Twitch)

NASA’s Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet (NASA)

First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope (NASA)

VIDEO: JWST First Full-Color Images Explained (Fraser Cain)

Zoomable Image: Deep Field SMACS 0723 (NASA Webb)

SMACS J0723.3-7327 Color Images (STSci)

Gravitational Lensing (Hubblesite)

Early Universe (NASA Webb)

The Hubble Deep Fields (ESA)

Exoplanet WASP-96 b – NIRISS transmission spectrum (ESA)

Hot-Saturn Exoplanet Discovered by TESS, Characterized Using Asteroseismology (Sci-News)

Hubble Finds Evidence that a New Atmosphere May Have Formed on a Rocky Exoplanet (NASA)

NASA Finds a Large Amount of Water in an Exoplanet’s Atmosphere (Caltech)

Spitzer (Caltech)

NASA’s Webb Sheds Light on Galaxy Evolution, Black Holes (NASA)

A Shocking Surprise in Stephan’s Quintet (Caltech)

Chandra X-ray Observatory (Harvard)

NASA’s Webb Captures Dying Star’s Final ‘Performance’ in Fine Detail (NASA)

Messier 57 (The Ring Nebula) (NASA)

A Glowing Pool of Light: Planetary Nebula NGC 3132 (Hubblesite)

Planetary Nebulas (CfA Harvard | Smithsonian)

White Dwarf (Swinburne University)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Paramount+)

NASA’s Webb Reveals Cosmic Cliffs, Glittering Landscape of Star Birth (NASA)

Eta Carinae (NASA)

The Homunculus Nebula (Sky & Telescope)

Star Formation (CfA Harvard | Smithsonian)

Stellar Evolution (Swinburne University)

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