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The James Webb Space Telescope could revolutionize how we understand the universe

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An enormous mosaic of Stephan's Quintet from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
James Webb Space Telescope
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NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI
An enormous mosaic of Stephan's Quintet from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

The crystal clear images of galaxies far, far away being produced by the James Webb Telescope are stunning. But the groundbreaking information being gathered by scientists as a result of those images is the telescope's greatest benefit.

KCUR's Up To Date was joined by both the president and media director of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City. They talked about the telescope and the valuable scientific information it is providing astronomers.

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