NASA wants to use the telescope to peer back so far that scientists will get a glimpse of the early days of the universe about 13.7 billion years ago.
More powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope, the $10 billion Webb will scan the cosmos for light streaming from the first stars and galaxies formed 13.7 billion years ago.
While BURST is not the first computer code to simulate conditions during the first few minutes of cosmological evolution, it can achieve better precision by a few orders of magnitude compared to its predecessors.
The space agency hasn't yet explained why this would happen.
The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope is meant to solve the mysteries of dark energy and seek out distant planets.
The world's largest mega scopes could find life outside our solar system.
"Am I that small? Is there really so much more out there, beyond my life, my world?" These are liberating thoughts for kids who largely believe the world revolves around them. Particularly this tech-saturated generation, where the world they know best fits in the palm of their hand -- aka their smartphones.