The James Webb was chosen by ‘Science’ magazine as the scientific advancement of 2022, for its ability to observe the cosmos and its contributions to astronomy.
A few days before the end of the year, the most famous science dissemination magazines are starting to make their counts and give recognition to the milestones in science that marked 2022. Science magazine named the James Webb Space Telescope voted “The Breakthrough of the Year”.
“The gilded prodigy of astronomy, built by NASA with the help of the European and Canadian space agencies, deserves that honor,” says Science.
“It is the most complex science mission ever in space and, at $10 billion, also the most expensive.“, emphasizes the medium.
Likewise, the specialized scientific journal also acknowledges the previous work to achieve the space telescope results we have seen so far.
Why did Science magazine choose James Webb?
The construction took scientists about 20 years, where it faced multiple obstacles, including budget cuts that staggered the mission in full swing.
However, the James Webb was successfully launched at the end of 2021 and we were able to see the first images in mid-2022the sharpest images of the cosmos yet.
“But those images only hint at what’s to come,” says Science. The latter creates expectations about the observing capacity of the space telescope, which already surprised during the first year.
In reality, This instrument is the furthest in the history of astronomical observation and has been able to reveal details previously invisible to mankind.regarding the formation of stars, nebulae and exoplanetary atmospheres.
New studies of the deep universe and more discoveries are also expected by 2023 by James Webb, who seeks answers about the origin of the Big Bang, star formation and the possibility of life on other planets.
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