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How do the Webb telescope pictures compare to Hubble’s?

The first images from the James Webb Space Telescope are just a preview of the impressive capabilities of NASA’s $10 billion successor to the iconic Hubble Space Telescope, which launched into orbit in 1990. Webb pierced through cosmic dust, revealing previously invisible areas where new stars are being born and other intergalactic details.

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How do the Webb telescope pictures compare to Hubble’s?
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    Hubble vs. Webb: See side-by-side comparisons of the iconic telescope images

    Hubble vs. Webb: See side-by-side comparisons of the iconic telescope images

    Use our interactive sliders for side-by-side comparisons of how the Webb telescope stacks up to its famous predecessor.

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