Telescope launches into space on Christmas Day 

 

The James Webb Space Telescope – six times the size of the Hubble Space Telescope – successfully launched from French Guiana this morning.  The “biggest and most powerful” space telescope ever built will soon be among the stars. The giant sun shield, the size of a tennis court, will travel one million miles away from Earth to peer back in time to the early days of the universe. “Equipped with the most state-of-the-art technology ever launched into space, Webb will dazzle us with the most detailed images of the cosmos ever captured,” according to NASA.

 

Webb will act as a window into the past to help reveal the first stars and galaxies that formed.

 

You can track the progress and location of the telescope here:

 

https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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