James Webb Telescope – Time Lapse Video Compilation

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A compilation of a number of time lapse videos that show the construction of the James Webb Telescope , the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), previously known as Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST), is a major space observatory under construction and scheduled to launch in October 2018. The JWST will offer unprecedented resolution and sensitivity from long-wavelength (orange-red) visible light, through near-infrared to the mid-infrared (0.6 to 27 micrometers), and is a successor instrument to the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. While Hubble has a 2.4-meter (7.9 ft) mirror, the JWST features a larger and segmented 6.5-meter (21 ft) diameter primary mirror and will be located near the Earth–Sun L2 point. A large sunshield will keep its mirror and four science instruments below 50 K (−220 °C; −370 °F).

JWST’s capabilities will enable a broad range of investigations across the fields of astronomy and cosmology.[5] One particular goal involves observing some of the most distant objects in the Universe, beyond the reach of current ground and space-based instruments, such as the formation of the first galaxies. Another goal is understanding the formation of stars and planets. This will include direct imaging of exoplanets.

In gestation since 1996,[6] the project represents an international collaboration of about 17 countries[7] led by NASA, and with significant contributions from the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. It is named after James E. Webb, the second administrator of NASA, who played an integral role in the Apollo program.[8]

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Comments

tonyfox21 says:

10 000 000 000 $ of technology

Johannes Lockert says:

Can I get likes for no reason.

mad kobra says:

meanwhile religious people keep protecting and spreading their dna and pretty much nothing else. And they are the ones who say we didnt come from apes. Well darling you dont have much of a difference from an ape do you now?

Ghost L says:

Can't wait!

elfamosisimoJON says:

wow, such an amazing piece of engineering

Allan Reed says:

Its damn near criminal how over budget it is Didn't they start building this in the 90s? I hope it changes the world for how much its costing.

johnny llooddte says:

40 days and still no pics from jupiter

Ethan Roberts says:

The thing is huge!

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