Ames Director Says Webb Telescope Could Spot Life

NASA’s troubled James Webb Space Telescope could one day be used to look for the signatures of life on extrasolar planets, according to the director of Ames Research Center. Pete Worden told the Space Transportation Association the big infrared telescope could perform spectroscopy on light from a...

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