Bon voyage, James Webb Space Telescope!

I haven’t mentioned this, but the rocket bearing the James Webb Space Telescope blasted off the other day. The telescope is headed for the L2 Lagrange Point, a spot in space where it will orbit the Sun in such a way that it maintains its relative position to Earth. This telescope will have stunning visual capabilities that will put Hubble to shame, which is a bold statement considering the decades of astonishing imagery and science produced by the Webb Telescope’s predecessor. I cannot wait to see the images that come back and to learn the things that Webb helps us discover.

Here’s a handy guide on the Webb Telescope’s mission. Even in times such as these, we keep learning about the universe. It’s part of what keeps us going, even in times such as these!

Mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope.

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