Connect with us


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope unfolds its giant mirror for last time ahead of Oct. 31 launch –



Article feature image

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has unfurled its big golden mirror for the final time on Earth ahead of its planned launch later this year.
The $9.8 billion Webb, which is billed as the successor to NASA’s iconic Hubble Space Telescope, opened its 21.3-foot-wide (6.5 meters) primary mirror recently during a test at the Los Angeles-area facilities of its main builder, the aerospace giant Northrop Grumman.
The mirror, which is composed of 18 hexagonal segments, is too wide to fit inside the payload…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

You might also like ...

Article feature image
How Do Constantly Swimming Sharks Ever Rest? Scientists Just Figured It Out – ScienceAlert
Article feature image
Europa volcanism & interior heating modeled in detail, offers research targets for upcoming missions – –
Article feature image
A Mysterious Crater’s Age May Add Clues to the Dinosaur Extinction – The New York Times