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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Big news! Two more flight #JWST mirror segments arrived this morning . Here they are on the truck:

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Two flight mirrors just moved into our cleanroom , as seen from the observation window!

Our first two flight mirrors just moved into our cleanroom , as seen from the observation window!

Check out our new Life Cycle of a Massive Star activity and bookmark! #JWST

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Build your own paper model of #JWST: See amazing reader submitted models like Tom Dani's!

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Ryan Hannahoe helps a student with an activity about stars at the #JWST booth at Astronomy Day at .

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#JWST's NIRCam instrument honors their partnership with in STEM education.

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Another amazing shot of #JWST hardware testing in 's huge vacuum chamber.

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Gorgeous photos of #JWST hardware going into 's huge vacuum chamber for tests:

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Here's a pic of our flight spare secondary mirror and primary mirror segment:

Someone on Twitter yesterday mentioned the helium shroud (used inside our vacuum chamber for cryo testing). Here it is:

Curious about the parts of the #JWST? Here's a handy labeled diagram!

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Telescope sizes compared. Spitzer's mirror is much smaller but it does amazing science. Imagine what Webb will do!

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. is presenting about #JWST on the Hyperwall at the NASA booth at #AAS219 -

More info on the #AAS219 #JWST town hall:

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