...how scientists will use the James Webb Space Telescope? (with Vivian U)
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We’re continuing our coverage of the James Webb Space Telescope, which is scheduled to launch in the coming weeks, and is expected to be the world’s premier space telescope. In our last episode, we talked to engineer Stephanie Hernandez about what it was like to help build this telescope. If you haven’t already, please give it a listen!

Okay, so last episode was all about how we built the telescope, but what about the people who will look into space with it?

Ever wonder how scientists will use the James Webb Space Telescope?

Today, we’re going to meet someone who has been dreaming for years about what we could see with this technological marvel. 

Vivian U, PhD (@JustTheLetterU) is an assistant research astronomer at the University of California, Irvine. She will also be one of the first people to conduct research with the James Webb Space Telescope! Vivian explained to us what she hopes to discover by pointing Webb at colliding galaxies and supermassive black holes, and why this telescope is expected to be so good at peering through dust.

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