Space is Wildcat Country
The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) is the largest, most powerful telescope ever launched into space. It follows in the footsteps of the Hubble Space Telescope as the next great space science observatory, designed to answer outstanding questions about the Universe and to make breakthrough discoveries in all fields of astronomy.
Meet Arizona's JWST Dream Team
George and Marcia Rieke, both Regents Professors, both members of the National Academy of Sciences. Marcia is the Principal Investigator for JWST’s Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam), and George is the science team lead for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI).
In the News
Astronomers discover elusive planet responsible for spiral arms around its star
Astronomers have long been puzzled by spiral arms seen around some infant stars. UArizona researchers have discovered a young exoplanet that could explain this phenomenon and provide clues about planetary formation.
UArizona astronomers identify the earliest strands of the cosmic web
Using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a threadlike arrangement of 10 galaxies that existed just 830 million years after the Big Bang. The structure reveals clues and questions about the fundamental architecture of the universe.