In the last 30 years the Hubble Space telescope* has opened for us a window into our universe. The launch of the James Webb Space telescope* will let us see back through time to the early stages of the development of stars and galaxies, and will enable us to study planetary systems around our neighbouring stars.
On 1 April, two Nobel Laureates will have a conversation at the Nobel Prize Museum about how we get new knowledge about the universe, and what new discoveries we are anticipating from a new generation of space telescopes.
*Both space missions are operated by NASA and the European space agency, ESA.
The image above show the Hubble Space Telescope orbiting our planet. We celebrate this year the 30th anniversary of its launch and all its breakthrough science achievements.
John Mather received the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for research on the cosmic background radiation, an echo from the Big Bang.
Adam Riess was awarded the physics prize in 2011 for showing that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.