The James Webb Space Telescope will show us more stars than we’ve ever seen before

You’ve probably heard of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, but do you know what it’s actually going to do? Webb is the most powerful telescope ever built, and its assorted instruments will give us a clearer view of more stars than we’ve ever seen.

The observatory, which is currently undergoing calibration to prepare for the start of its operations this summer, is laden with high-resolution cameras and infrared instruments that will be able to capture crisp images of stars in our local universe — even ones obscured by gas and dust clouds.