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James Webb Space Telescope's stunning first image - 13 billion light years away

Updated: Jul 15, 2022

The first glimpse of how the James Webb Space Telescope will change the way people see the universe has arrived. President Joe Biden has released one of Webb's first images, and it's the deepest view of the universe ever captured.

Engage your students with this amazing discoveries. Some ideas to explore with your students:

  • what is a telescope. How to make a simple one?

  • What is a calabash vs. a telescope? How did our ancestors navigate using the stars

  • Advantage of having a telescope based on space rather than earth.

  • What is a light year? What is 13 billion ly?

  • What is a galaxy? What galaxy do we belong to?

  • What happened to the Hubble telescope?

  • Compare Hubble vs James Webb?

Same spot, different technology

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