Interdisciplinary scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope project Heidi Hammel told the Independent in an interview about the new images: “[Webb] is a positive example of what we as a species can do when people of good faith work across national boundaries to share a dream and dare to do amazing things. Humanity is the better for it.”
“JWST will revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos across an enormous range of scales,” he said, “from the properties of planets orbiting other nearby stars, to the first stars that formed out of primordial gas in the universe’s dark ages, not long after the Big Bang.”
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