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Images from Webb telescope highlight dancing galaxies and other cosmic marvels

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Ball Aerospace Webb Space Telescope
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Ball Aerospace designed the mirror system on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope which is capable of detecting light from the first stars and galaxies that formed the universe.

Dancing galaxies and a dying double star are just some of the cosmic marvels spotted by the James Webb Space Telescope -- whose optical system was built in Colorado by Ball Aerospace. NASA revealed its first images this week, providing a glimpse at the never-before-seen-universe. University of Denver astronomy professor Jennifer Hoffman helps us understand the unprecedented images.