Fwd: Powerful James Web Telescope

According to NASA, the telescope will be 100 times more powerful than Hubble and could detect the heat from a bumblebee as far away as the moon.

The next phase of the telescope is to figure out how to tilt each mirror segment to get the best focus possible on the images, which may take several months.

The telescope is going to orbit a position 2,930,000 miles from Earth. Webb's telescope is also complete with a sunshade that will block heat that may interfere with its detectors. Once the camera cools to an operational temperature, Webb will be pointed at a bright star and mosaics will map out the size of it.

New space telescope images promise to 'knock everybody's socks off' | WKRC (local12.com)

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