JWST Mirror Aligned ‘As Finely As Laws Of Physics Allow’
March 16, 2022
CAPE CANAVERAL—The 18 segments of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) primary mirror are now fully aligned, working as a single, 21-ft.-dia. mirror, exactly as designed. Following coarse and fine phasing to align the segments, the observatory relayed images of a target star, which when stacked...
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