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.
The James Webb Space Telescope is a giant leap forward in our quest to understand the Universe and our origins.
Webb in the News
See the latest stories about the University's work on the James Webb Space Telescope.
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
NASA honors UArizona Regents Professors, alumna for contributions to space exploration and astronomy
Regents Professors Marcia and George Rieke and UArizona alumna Jane Rigby were recognized for their accomplishments in astronomy and key contributions to the James Webb Space Telescope.
Nearby planetary system seen in breathtaking detail
A new Webb Space Telescope image of the bright, nearby star Fomalhaut reveals its planetary system with details never seen before, including nested concentric rings of dust. These belts most likely are carved by the gravitational forces produced by embedded, unseen planets.