Through the Eyes of JWST (simulation)

This is a simulated view of the far universe as seen through the NASA/ESA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The photograph shows a simulated 20-hour observation with NGST of a random patch of the sky, located far from the plane of our Milky Way, that is cluttered with stars.

NASA has selected TRW to build the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), a successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. This space-based observatoryis called the James Webb Space Telescope, named after James E. Webb, NASA's second administrator. While Webb is best known for leading Apollo and a series of lunar exploration programs that landed the first humans on the Moon, he also initiated a vigorous space science program, responsible for more than 75 launches during his tenure, including America's first interplanetary explorers.


NASA/ESA, Andrew Benson (University of Durham, United Kingdom), and the JWST Science Team (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:11 September 2002, 06:00
Size:1024 x 1024 px

About the Object

Name:James Webb Space Telescope, JWST
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
James Webb Space Telescope

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