Skip to main content

How the James Webb Space Telescope will unfold the universe - John C. Mather


966 Questions Answered

TED Talk

Let’s Begin…

The James Webb Space Telescope is the world's most powerful telescope and humanity's latest attempt to answer questions like: "Where did we come from?" and "Are we alone?" Nobel Laureate John C. Mather, the leader of the team at NASA that built the Webb, explains how this miracle of modern science and engineering will help us observe the first galaxies, the birth of stars, and much more.

About TED Talk Lessons

TED Talk Lessons are created by TED-Ed using phenomenal TED Talks. Do you have an idea for a lesson? Create it now using any video from YouTube »

Meet The Creators

  • Speaker John C. Mather

More from Inventions that Shape History