NASA Webb Telescope


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 full-scale #JWST model is impressive, even in the rain! Come on by (near the Long Center). #SXSW

Different infrared wavelengths give us different views! Here is the Whirlpool galaxy in near, mid, and far IR.

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Up goes the #JWST flight primary mirror segment onto the balcony!

Time for the mirror to be covered again! This is #3 of 18 total #JWST primary mirror segments to arrive .

Golden mirror reflections... #JWST

Watch the inspection of this flight #JWST primary mirror segment now!

I spy a golden mirror! #JWST Live webcam:

Our secondary mirror is now being lifted up to the balcony for storage. Watch live: #JWST

The secondary mirror being covered. They'll be opening the other can next, not sure at what the schedule is though!

Inspection of our #JWST flight secondary mirror continues! Watch live:

They're inspecting our flight secondary mirror. It goes on the long boom opposite the primary.

One mirror can is now open- our golden flight secondary mirror is inside! #JWST

The lid will start moving soon! Watch on our webcam! #JWST

They are attaching the crane to the lid of one of the cans! Can't wait to see the gold mirror inside! #JWST

They are starting to open the #JWST mirror cans. Watch on our cleanroom webcam!

They are starting to open the #JWST mirror cans. Watch on our cleanroom webcam!

Our mirror arrivals are in our cleanroom! Tomorrow the cans will likely open ~9am EST:

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A closer view of the cans holding #JWST's flight secondary mirror and one of the flight primary mirror segments.

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Dr. John Mather is filmed for BBC Stargazing ( near #JWST's newly delivered flight mirrors.

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The mirror cans are outside the cleanroom door being inspected and cleaned. They'll be wheeled in after 3pm today.

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