Read all the news of the scientists of the University of Liege involved in research projects related to the JWST.
JWST : An ambitious scientific space mission in which the University of Liège takes part
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the next great space science observatory after Hubble, is designed to answer critical questions about the Universe and make groundbreaking discoveries in all areas of astronomy. JWST will look further into our origins: from the formation of stars and planets to the birth of the first galaxies in the early universe. JWST is an international partnership between NASA, ESA and the Canadian Space Agency. The telescope will be launched on 22 December 2021 aboard an Ariane 5 from the Kourou base in French Guyana. The University of Liège and its researchers are involved in this ambitious scientific project.
"The image that touched me the most was the Carina Nebula. It is a demonstration of the power of human intelligence, curiosity and ingenuity as much as the magnificence of the Universe."
The most ambitious scientific space mission to date to learn about the origins and composition of the Universe, gain a better understanding of exoplanetary systems and, perhaps, detect traces of life elsewhere!
ULiège researchers are eagerly awaiting the first data to be sent by JWST once it is fully deployed and operational.