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The James Webb Space Telescope takes over from Hubble: First science results
For the past 30 years the Hubble Space Telescope has fostered or revolutionized one field of astronomical research after another. Now the James Webb Telescope is poised to do the same. In this talk Balick will briefly review the messy history of Webb’s design, construction, and funding. Then we shall follow at it’s picture-perfect launch and deployment, introduce its first scientific images, and present its scientific promise and potential in a field whose research scope is set to explode once more.