17 November 2022
JWST early science results were presented to the US House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space and Technology, see here:
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Clampin, Astrophysics Division Director, NASA, Steven L. Finkelstein, University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Natalie Batalha, University of California, Santa Cruz for their inspiring testimony to the subcommittee on space and aeronautics.
Dr. Clampin discusses JWST in the context of NASA programs beginning at 16:01 in the video recording. Dr. Finkelstein presents early results on galaxy evolution beginning at 21:13, and Dr. Batalha presents exciting results for exoplanets, including the discovery of photochemistry in the atmosphere of an exoplanet beginning at 26:30.
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