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Reflecting on the Webb telescope mirrors

From ore to space, an incredible 24-year project takes flight Metal Tech News – December 29, 2021

 

Last updated 7/12/2022 at 1:22pm

James Webb Space Telescope JWST NASA rocket launch Christmas Hubble mirror

National Aeronautics and Space Agency

After 24 years, the James Webb Space Telescope is headed to its final destination, 1 million miles away from Earth.

Although delayed by a few extra days, a historic event occurred this Christmas with the launch of what is set to become mankind's most powerful "eye" into the unknown, the James Webb Space Telescope.

Composed of 18 4.3 feet diameter hexagonal-shaped mirror segments, with a central primary mirror of 21.4 feet, years of innovation, ingenious problem-solving, and sheer determination have set the s...



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