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The James Webb Space Telescope is fully aligned and ready to observe the universe

By Ashley Strickland, CNN

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By Ashley Strickland, CNN

Highlights

  • Webb’s mirrors are directing focused light from space into each instrument and those instruments are capturing images.
  • The first high-resolution images Webb collects of the cosmos aren’t expected until the end of June.
  • The observatory’s instruments still need to be calibrated to capture high-quality images of the universe.
  • Together, Webb’s images share the telescope’s full field of view with each other.