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100 Points of Light: Behind the Webb

February 3, 2014

The Webb Telescope’s Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) instrument will be used to study star formation and the chemical composition of young, distant galaxies. The instrument breaks near-infrared light into its components for closer examination and analysis. But what makes NIRSpec even more special is its ‘multi-object’ capability which enables it to look at as many as 100 objects at the same time.

Credit: NASA

[ Read the Article: New Video ’100 Points Of Light’ Goes Behind The Webb ]