July 2, 2022

New James Webb Space Telescope image shows one star in mission milestone

New James Webb Space Telescope image shows one star in mission milestone

The new image, taken by the James Webb Space Telescope during the alignment process, shows galaxies and stars in the background. (Image credit: NASA/STScI)

The Next Great Observatory sharpens its view on its way to unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

The James Webb Space Telescope Launched in December, reaching its station about 1 million miles (1.5 million km) from Earth in January, it was working hard to prepare to conduct the science for which the $10 billion mission was designed. The spacecraft achieved another major milestone in its preparations when it completed “accurate staging” on March 11, the agency announced Wednesday (March 16).