The most powerful telescope is the new 2021 James Webb Space Telescope or JWST.
Telescopes have given human beings an insight into the mysterious cosmos and a better understanding of the history of the universe.
The first telescope was invented in a time where hardly any scientific technology was available. The first-ever recording of a telescope was in 1608, over 400 years ago, by a Dutch inventor by the name of Hans Lippershey. But not all telescopes were used to look up into space and explore the cosmos.
The most famous astronomer was Edwin Hubble. He was best known for revolutionising the world of astrophysics and helped prove that the universe was expanding, and further proved the big bang theory. In 1990, a new space telescope was launched into space to orbit around the Earth, and was named the Hubble Space Telescope after Edwin Hubble. The Hubble Space Telescope is still in operation today and remains the worlds most advanced telescope. The Hubble Space Telescope discovered many objects previously thought to be clouds of dust and gas and were claimed to be nebulae, but were actually galaxies beyond the Milky Way that were home to millions of planets beyond our solar system.
But now with the James Webb Space Telescope in production, scientists are saying that the Hubble Space Telescope is a magnifying glass in comparison to the James Web Telescope. It is expected to be put in orbit in 2021 and we can't wait to find out what scientific knowledge it might bring.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Riddle, on What Are the Capabilities of the Most Powerful Telescope Ever? The James Webb Space Telescope.