Neil & NASA Explain James Webb's First Images

James Webb Space Telescope’s first full-color images have arrived! On this explainer, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore the deepest views of the cosmos yet with NASA astrophysicist, Knicole Colon.

Discover nebulas, gas clouds, galaxies, and stars in the new images captured by JWST. We enjoy space in all its beauty, but also ask: what do these images helps us uncover? Find out about the objectives of JWST as represented by the new images and about the countless scientists and engineers who made it all happen. Learn about the atmospheres of exoplanets, Stephan’s Quintet, and the Carina Nebula. What are we hoping to discover as scientists capture even more data and images? Who do we find biomarkers on planets many lightyears away? Finally, will JWST bring us one step closer to discovering life?

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0:00 – Introduction
3:07 – Unfold the Universe
6:05 – Where Was JWST Launched From?
7:22 – Biden’s JWST Address
8:30 – Galaxy Clusters
9:33 – Exoplanets
17:52 – Stefan’s Quintet
20:10 – Southern Ring Nebula
22:57 – The Science Behind JWST
25:49 – JWST’s Data
27:13 – Looking For Life
30:10 – Closing Notes


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