The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)


I have been following news on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) for a while now, there is a lot of coverage of this revolutionary piece of scientific equipment which is now successfully deployed in space. I often marvel over some of the Hubble Space Telescope images, so naturally, I am really excited about the future images from JWST finally coming to light. 

Webb Space Telescope Will “Revolutionize Our Understanding” of the Universe:

With unprecedented technology, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will peer both near and far, from the planets and bodies in our solar system to the deepest reaches of space, where the first stars and galaxies formed more than 13 billion years ago. JWST has a mirror that is 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) across, making it physically much larger than the Hubble Space Telescope and Hubble’s infrared sister telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, operated by Caltech’s IPAC; it also has state-of-the-art photon detectors that register a wider range of wavelengths and enable deeper and more detailed views than Spitzer.

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