Revolutionary James Webb telescope blasts off into space | DW News

A revolutionary telescope has been launched into space, marking the beginning of a new era of scientific exploration.

The James Webb telescope – named after a former head of NASA – lifted off on board a rocket from the European Space Agency’s launch base in French Guiana. The launch is the culmination of several decades of work by European, Canadian and US space agencies. It’s being hailed as the world’s most powerful telescope.

The James Webb is expected to beam back new clues about the origins of the universe.

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