James Webbâ€™s big IR telescope puts astronomers close to the Big Bang
Managers of the James Webb Space Telescope are relying on innovation in a dozen key materials and assembliesâ€”and the magic of red-shifted lightâ€”to bring scientists closer to the Big Bang than they have ever been. Assurances that their mission plan for the giant infrared telescope will meet the programâ€™s science objectives is allowing the construction of flight hardware in parallel with the drive toward a critical design review next year. Its 6.5-meter (21-ft.) -dia. primary mirror ...
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