photo of a shiny square-ish object in orbit with earth in viewIn advance of the James Webb Space Telescope’s successful launch at the end of the year, Alexandra Witze (@alexwitze) explained in Nature why astronomers everywhere are champing at the bit to use this new tool, which is more than 100 times more powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope. The Webb Telescope is anticipated to reveal features of our universe that have been hidden ‘til now, capturing light from some of the first stars and galaxies to form after the Big Bang and peering at faraway planets for hints of life. Image: Arianespace, ESA, NASA, CSA, CNES