On March 30, 2021, NASA’s James Webb Area Telescope will blast off from the European Area Company’s European spaceport in Kourou, French Giana on board an Ariane 5 rocket.
It’ll fly to the Solar-Earth L2 Lagrange level, a comparatively steady spot in area that retains the glare from the Solar, Earth, and Moon all in a tiny spot within the sky. Then, it’ll unfurl its tennis court-sized sunshade, fold out its gigantic 6.5-meter mirror, and peer out into the distant cosmos.
Over the course of the following 10 years, this infrared observatory will assist astronomers be taught concerning the earliest moments of the Universe, immediately observe the atmospheres of planets orbiting different stars, and peer at newly forming stars and planets.
And for those who listened to the phrases I simply mentioned with equal elements terror and skepticism, I don’t blame you. James Webb’s path to area has been lengthy and tortuous. And the dangers that the mission nonetheless faces are very actual. Hopefully, the science might be value it. Hopefully, nothing else goes incorrect from now till deployment.
So at the moment, I need to do a deep dive into James Webb. To speak concerning the historical past of the mission, why it exists, how the event went, and the place it stands at the moment.
I’ll warn you although, the size of this video goes to go manner over price range.
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