We're almost there.
In a new update, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope team said it had approved 10 out of 17 science instrument modes as it prepares to start scientific operations.
Though the telescope is still in the final commissioning activities, the update also reveals that the "team has started to take some of the first science data, getting it ready to release starting July 12, 2022."
This date "will mark the official end of commissioning Webb and the start of routine science operations."
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