NASA Webb Telescope

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will give us an amazing look at the universe! It will launch in 2018.

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The wrapper is off! Here is the test #JWST backplane and secondary mirror boom! This structure supports our mirrors.

After spare mirror segments are installed on test #JWST backplane, it goes to for tests in Chamber A.

The lid is off the container with #JWST's pathfinder (test) backplane! It's wrapped in black. More coverage to come!

This transport is carrying our test backplane. It'll be unpacked in 's cleanroom. http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html

10 minutes until 's G+ hangout! https://t.co/P5MZl7TpIm Behind the scenes :

After inspection, the #JWST mirror segments were very carefully lifted by crane to the balcony @NASAGoddard!
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After inspection, the #JWST mirror segments were very carefully lifted by crane to the balcony !

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A short video close-up to the #JWST  flight mirror inspection that happened @NASAGoddard's cleanroom yesterday:
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A short video close-up to the #JWST flight mirror inspection that happened 's cleanroom yesterday:

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Another #JWST flight mirror is being inspected now! http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html This vid was taken earlier:
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Another #JWST flight mirror is being inspected now! http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html This vid was taken earlier:

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The lid is on the #JWST flight mirror can, but they will be opening another later today! http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html

They are inspecting a #JWST flight mirror NOW! Watch: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html

#JWST's NIRCam optical module is wheeled to the cleanroom in this new image from its recent arrival.

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#JWST's NIRCam optical module arrived Goddard on Saturday! NIRCam is an IR imager. More http://bit.ly/cGRpBP

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2 new desktop wallpapers added to our Downloads page: http://go.nasa.gov/18MYwQI Drew Noel took this gorgeous pic!

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Watch our video about IR light and #JWST - then download a free PDF comic book!
http://webbtelescope.org/go/beyond

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. - mapping cosmic carbon across the universe! #infrared http://go.nasa.gov/129f25G

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Which #JWST mirrors are now? 9 flight primary mirror segments + secondary, tertiary, & fine steering!

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Our winning team with Center Director Chris Scolese. #STEM http://go.nasa.gov/ZsZPe7

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The students who won our #STEM were yesterday to present their work to the #JWST team.

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In our cleanroom now! That's the ISIM structure; it will hold #JWST's instruments. http://go.nasa.gov/RRylNh

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Nobel Laureate John Mather answers questions about #JWST at #SXSW in front of 's full-scale model.