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This image shows a 'close-up' of the galaxy GN-z11 as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, superimposed on top of another image marking the galaxy's location in the sky. NASA hide caption

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James Webb Telescope detects earliest known black hole — it's really big for its age

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The James Webb Space Telescope captured an image of a newborn star that reveals what Earth's sun may have looked like when it was only a few tens of thousands of years old. ESA/Webb, NASA, CSA, T. Ray (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies) hide caption

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ESA/Webb, NASA, CSA, T. Ray (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)

This artist's impression shows a hazy sub-Neptune-sized planet recently observed with the James Webb Space Telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) hide caption

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The James Webb Space Telescope reveals a mysterious planet to be weirdly shiny

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The James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror is made up of 18 hexagonal segments. Now that the telescope is in space, mission managers need to perfectly align them so the segments work as one giant mirror. NASA/Chris Gunn hide caption

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The James Webb Space Telescope will capture pictures of the very first stars in the universe and help scientists study the atmosphere of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system to see if they might be habitable. NASA/AP hide caption

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