WebbVR: The James Webb Space Telescope Virtual Experience

The wonders of space defy description – so see it for yourself! Explore the universe like never before in the fully immersive WebbVR experience. The James Webb Space Telescope and its infrared-light perception of the cosmos are simulated using NASA data, along with bonus information and interactive learning experiences.

The awe-inspiring WebbVR environment puts users in the midst of science concepts, presenting realistic, data-based collision physics, Newtonian gravity, gas viscosity, and the electromagnetic spectrum in a new, accessible way.

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Chad Smith

Additional Credits:

3D Unity Engineer: Sam Silverman, Project Scientist, Webb Science Communications: Dr. Alex Lockwood, Senior Informal Education Specialist: Tim Rhue, Senior Education and Outreach Scientist: Dr. Quyen Hart


Publicity Contact:

Christine Pulliam

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20 mins