What will the James Webb Space Telescope reveal to us about dark matter?

The James Webb Space Telescope will rest in space at Lagrange Point 2, a spot directly behind Earth from the sun’s perspective. There, the instrument will make powerful observations of far-off celestial bodies; the telescope’s infrared view will be able to penetrate interstellar dust. (Image credit: Northrop Grumman)

The James Webb Space Telescope could help to solve the pressing mysteries of dark matter. 

Dark matter is a mysterious, invisible form of matter that is thought to make up about 27% of the known universe, outweighing visible matter about six to one. Still, despite making up a considerable chunk of the universe, it has eluded our understanding since its existence was first suggested in 1933 by Fritz Zwicky, a Swiss-American astronomer. To date, dark matter has never been directly detected.