Is the James Webb Space Telescope Worth the Wait?

The Cosmic Companion
May 9 · 6 min read
The golden mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope contains 18 segments, designed to captured light from the earliest ages of the Cosmos. Image credit: NASA/Desiree Stover
The JWST will come complete with a wide range of technologies, many of which are still being developed.
Cryogenic testing has been going on at NASA since the days of the Orbiting Astronomical Observatories, the first predecessors to Webb, as shown in in this 1964 photo. Image credit: NASA
A video showing the launch and deployment of the JWST. Credit: Northrop Grumman
A video comparing the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes. Credit: James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

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James Maynard is the author of two books, and thousands of articles about space and science. E-mail: thecosmiccompanion@gmail.com

The Cosmic Companion

Exploring the wonders of the Cosmos, one mystery at a time