Seeing The Universe Like We’ve Never Seen It Before

Seeing The Universe Like We’ve Never Seen It Before

Now that the James Webb Space Telescope has released its first images, it’s time for the science programs to begin.

We meet 5 scientists who will be using the telescope during its first cycle of operations looking at the earliest galaxies, red giant stars in the disc of Andromeda, star forming regions in the MIlky Way and nearby galaxies, the Trappist-1 exoplanet system, and mysterious icy bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune.

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0:00 – A Giant Leap for Science
1:59 – First full color, science quality images of JWST
8:11 – COSMOS-Web: mapping the earliest structures of the Universe
14:11 – Unearthing the fossilised Andromeda Galaxy
21:49 – Star formation in the Milky Way, Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud
26:56 – Trappist-1: checking atmosphere of exoplanet system with multiple earth-like planets in the habitable zone
31:27 – TransNeptunian objects: discovering the composition of icy bodies beyond Neptune

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25 Responses

  1. Yannick M. says:

    One of the reason I love the 21st century, is having easily access to such information and documentaries.

    • richard carroll says:

      It’s 👍

    • Anastaecia says:

      @Someone toilet is not on my personal top 5, but toilet paper (this was pre covid…i think a lot) is. To round it out….refrigeration, the wheel (of course), and NUMBER 1 (no, it’s not the wheel)….LANGUAGE. We would have nothing else if we couldn’t pass down info from one generation to the next, with language. 😀

    • Someone says:

      @Anastaecia right after the toilet

    • Anastaecia says:

      The internet (for all it’s problems) is still one of the top 5 inventions of all time.

  2. Jennifer Hsieh says:

    Love hearing about all the different projects involving the James Webb telescope! So thorough and well researched!

  3. Paulo Cardoso says:

    It’s absuletely spectacular that we are achieving such capacity of seeing the past and even the future. Just imagine what we are going to see in 20 years!!!

    • Paulo Cardoso says:

      @Ty Johnson the spectrum change is actually what makes JWST such a incredible feat. Without the infrared we wouldn’t be able to see so many light years away. One of the images they posted was 13 billion + light years distant, something impossible for Hubble.

    • BrokenSnake says:

      @Boonedale if anything it’s American nukes that are to be worried about. It’s the only country that has used it to intentionally cause damage

    • Ty Johnson says:

      umm nothing new here hubble showed us these pics all they done is change the spectrum and it cost a lot tp peoples lives and it took them from 15 February 1564 so 20 not very much

    • R S says:

      Animation and computer graphics

    • Norbert Schmitz says:

      @KEN CRU
      Now, that would solve all our little planets problems…..hahaha

  4. Kenny Ortiz says:

    This was a fantastic documentary, thank you! So hyped now that the first images have been revealed!

  5. Ofentse Mwase Films says:

    Thank you everyone who worked on and continues to work on JWST. Wat an Insane piece of Engineering.

  6. Jupiter Eye says:

    I really wish I could be there when they first saw these images. How that must have felt, your whole perception of the scale of the Universe changed with one image.

  7. "Teary_Eyes"_Anderson says:

    The most interesting project that I would like to see the James Webb Telescope do is to take the deepest image ever, then go to the exact opposite side of the sky, and see if any of the objects in the two deepest ever images actually overlapped, or possibly would be identical.

  8. Brady Hubbard says:

    It’s so awesome that this was produced ahead of time for the release of the first images. What a great documentary and a special day for us humans.

  9. P Stewart says:

    OMG no wonder the scientists cried. That’s absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait for more images. Such an amazing time to be alive.

    • One Question says:

      Let us all work to maintain life on this planet, the only one known to have life, so we can make this the most wonderful time to be alive as we move forward into the beauty of the universe.

  10. peaou says:

    big thanks for making this documentary! I wanted to learn more about James Web telescope, and this is the best informational video, where ideas are explained in context. I wish to see an update, some time in a future, when James Web telescope will be making all those new discoveries. hope to see you then : )

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