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

What would it take to build more than 20,000 engineers and hundreds of scientists? Space Telescope – Specifically, the James Webb Space Telescope.

Fortunately, the effort has been worthwhile, with a slew of amazing results from NASA’s newest observatory in the first six months of science operations. But what then? John Mather, Nobel Prize-winning astronomer and leading force behind James Webb Space Telescope (Webb, or JWST), shared his insights into what all those engineers and scientists might face next on Thursday (January 12), the last day of the 241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society held in Seattle and virtually.

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