NASA to Discuss Webb Telescope Progress, Mirror Alignment

Webb Telescope Progress: The James Webb Space Telescope is an amazing instrument that will be able to take images of other galaxies and planets. It is so big, it had to be constructe in a facility on the Earth’s surface and then place inside a rocket by NASA.

As it is being read for launch later this year, there are still concerns about its alignment with the mirrors. If it isn’t fix, the telescope could fail to make any observations. But despite the challenges, the team is working hard to get everything ready. They’ll discuss their progress at a news conference on Wednesday.

What is the Webb Telescope?

The Webb Telescope is a NASA telescope being develop to study the universe. The telescope will have an 8.2 meter mirror and will be able to see farther and deeper into space than any other telescope. The telescope has already undergone a lot of testing and is now in its final stages of development. 

How the Webb Telescope Works

NASA will host a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m. EST to discuss the progress of the Webb Telescope and its mirror alignment. Telescopes are like giant microscopes that allow scientists to view objects in space without having to leave Earth. The Webb Telescope is a joint project between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Mexican Institute of Astrophysics and Astronomy. It is schedule to launch in 2019 and will be station in orbit around the sun. The telescope’s main goal is to study the origins and evolution of stars and galaxies.  The Webb Telescope is made up of several different pieces. The primary mirror is the largest in space and is almost 6 feet (1.8 meters) wide. The mirror is mounte on a specially made telescope platform, which will be sent to the space station in late 2018. There, the telescope will be attach to the orbiting laboratory and control by the astronauts on board.

Webb Telescope Progress:

Once the Mirror Alignment Telescope arrives at the space station, it will take about six months to install all of its components. The telescope will be operational about a year later. During that time, scientists will use it to study some of the most distant objects in the universe.

What will happen on Thursday when NASA discusses the telescope’s progress?

NASA will discuss the telescope’s progress Thursday during a webcast. Webb telescope engineers will provide an update on the mirror alignment and other project milestones. The webcast will be at 1 p.m. EST. Webb telescope

is schedule to launch in March of 2020.

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NASA will be discussing the progress of the Webb telescope during a live webcast on Thursday, April 26th at 2pm EST. The webcast will provide an update on mirror alignment and other key aspects of the telescope’s development.

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