Now that the telescope is fully operational and the fanfare has concluded

Now that the world has gotten a glimpse of what the James Webb Space Telescope is truly capable of

Astronomers around the world can anxiously await their opportunity to pore over the data gathered by the telescope

The $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope, which launched in December, is NASA's largest and most capable space science telescope

Using these sophisticated sensors, Webb will be able to peer at some of the first stars and galaxies ever to form in the universe

The first year of science observations have already begun. We have already taken data for scientists who want time in the first year

Making that data available to the public as the program continues will be key to unlocking new discoveries, he noted

Rigby stressed that while the data is exciting in itself, the real work will be the development of new models to analyze that data