The James Webb Space Telescope is perfectly aligned and ready to observe the universe 2022-04-28 17:02:00


Webb’s first high-resolution images of the universe aren’t expected until the end of June, when the observatory’s instruments still need to be calibrated. But test results released by NASA on Thursday show clear, well-focused images that the observatory’s four instruments can capture. Together, these images share the telescope’s full field of view. Webb’s mirrors direct focused light from space into each instrument and these instruments capture images.