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God speed Webb Telescope

PublisonPublison Posts: 12,268
edited 2021-12-25 16:29 in General Discussion

Beautiful launch and deployment. So many things could have gone wrong.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/25/world/james-webb-space-telescope-launch-scn/index.html

Comments

  • Interesting that it will take nearly a month to fully deploy, and then another six to calibrate. I heard one commentator say that the mirror calibration motors can move as slowly as grass growing. Looking forward to some interesting images late Summer or early Fall.

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