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NASA successfully launches $ 10 billion James Webb space telescope

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NASA successfully launches $ 10 billion James Webb space telescope

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NASA launches revolutionary new telescope

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was rocket launched from the northeast coast of South America early Saturday, December 25, ushering in a new era of astronomy. The $ 9 billion infrared telescope, which was hailed by NASA as the first space science observatory of the next decade, was transported aloft inside the cargo bay of an Ariane 5 rocket that took off from the launch base of the European Space Agency in French Guiana. almost the size of a tennis court over the next 13 days as he cruises on his own. By navigating space for another two weeks, the Webb Telescope will reach its destination in solar orbit 1 million miles from Earth – about four times as far as the moon. And Webb’s special orbital path will keep him in constant alignment with Earth as the planet and telescope revolve around the sun in tandem. in and out of the shadow of the planet every 90 minutes. Named after the man who oversaw NASA for most of its decade of training in the 1960s, Webb is about 100 times more sensitive than Hubble and is expected to transform scientists’ understanding of the universe and our place into she. Astronomical operation of the telescope is expected to begin in the summer of 2022.

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