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I have a lay person's question - the wiki states:

James Webb Space Telescope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The JWST will not be a complete successor, because it will not be sensitive to all of the light wavelengths that Hubble can see. The main scientific goal is to observe the most distant objects in the universe, those beyond the reach of either ground based instruments or the Hubble.

So, how is it possible that the JWST, which apparently is less sensitive to all light wavelengths than Hubble, should be able to observe objects that where beyond what Hubble could perceive?

by Fran on Sun Jan 24th, 2010 at 04:02:24 AM EST
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