The James Webb Space Telescope launched on Christmas Day 2021. After traveling far from Earth and undergoing months of activation and checkout, JWST began in July 2022 to return stunning images and spectra of stars and galaxies, from within our own Milky Way galaxy to the most distant visible universe. We have discovered some of the first galaxies ever formed and we can see deep into stellar nurseries in our own galaxy. And much more! I will describe and explain the latest, greatest results from JWST for a non-specialist audience.
Astronomy/Physics Combined Seminar: Meg Urry, Yale University, “New Views on the Distant Universe”
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Kline Biology Tower KBT
219 Prospect StreetNew Haven, CT 06511
Prof. Meg Urry, Yale University