Builds superior scientific tools gives us the opportunity to explore the universe like never before.
Now fully deployed and operationalJWST will soon start scientific activities.
Although many cosmic issues will surely be answeredthe greatest revolutions occur unexpectedly.
Here are five questions that JWST could conceivably respondchanges our cosmic notions forever.
1.) Are there biosignatures on nearby super-soils?
If there are unexpected signs of life in the atmosphere of the super-earth worlds, JWST can reveal them.
They would be our first ever elements of life outside the solar system.
2.) Are there pristine stars in ultra-distant galaxies?
By understanding and measuring second-generation stars, JWST was able to find additional first-generation star lights next to them.
3.) Are black holes energetically active in dusty, early galaxies?
By exquisitely measuring the energy that is re-radiated by dust, JWST was able to reveal shrouded supermassive black hole activity.
4.) Was the universe born with black holes?
By examining the earliest galaxies, JWST will reveal their formation history.
If black holes preceded the first starsJWST was able to detect the critical evidence.
5.) How are galaxies created without dark matter?
Both leading formation mechanisms require galactic interactions to distinguish dark matter from normal matter.
If there’s more to the story, JWST will teach us.
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