Hubble and Webb: A New Golden Age of Astronomy

  • Released Monday, December 20, 2021

The scientific community is incredibly excited to have these two highly complementary observatories operating together. With their collaboration, they will push the boundaries of knowledge on the backdrop of a rapidly evolving astronomical landscape.

A wealth of multiwavelength and now multi-messenger astrophysical observatories, from space and from the ground, are currently operating or being planned, Hubble and Webb will work together to advance our collective understanding of the universe, ushering in a new golden age of astronomy!

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Additional Credits:
Comparison of Hubble and James Webb mirror: ESA/M. Kornmesser

ESO ALMA Timelapse: ESO

Music Credits:
"Wonderful Nature" by July Tourret [SACEM] via Koka Media [SACEM], Universal Production Music France [SACEM], and Universal Production Music.

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This page was originally published on Monday, December 20, 2021.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:43 PM EDT.


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