NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will give us an amazing look at the universe! It will launch in 2018.
Big news! Two more flight #JWST mirror segments arrived this morning @NASAGoddard. Here they are on the truck:
Two flight mirrors just moved into our cleanroom @NASAGoddard, as seen from the observation window!
Our first two flight mirrors just moved into our cleanroom @NASAGoddard, as seen from the observation window!
Check out our new Life Cycle of a Massive Star activity and bookmark! http://1.usa.gov/Oockr6 #JWST
Build your own paper model of #JWST: http://1.usa.gov/crYxQ See amazing reader submitted models like Tom Dani's!
Ryan Hannahoe helps a student with an activity about stars at the #JWST booth at Astronomy Day at @MOR_Montana.
#JWST's NIRCam instrument honors their partnership with @girlscouts in STEM education. http://on.fb.me/ISkqkY
Another amazing shot of #JWST hardware testing in @NASAGoddard's huge vacuum chamber. http://1.usa.gov/IEJn6i
Gorgeous photos of #JWST hardware going into @NASAGoddard's huge vacuum chamber for tests: http://1.usa.gov/IEJn6i
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!
Telescope sizes compared. Spitzer's mirror is much smaller but it does amazing science. Imagine what Webb will do!
.@JasonKalirai 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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