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Get Ready: We Are Entering In A New Era In Astronomy

With the brand-new finding of Trappist-1 Star system, it looks like that our curiosity can’t be pleased – fortunately, one new telescope might give us a lot to consider more. With NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) close to its retirement after 25 stunning years spent discovering the cosmic heavens, we must look to the different champ on the rise in 2018: The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

The James Webb Space Telescope is almost twice as large as the Hubble Space Telescope and is equipped with a 22-meter (72-foot) sun-shield and a mirror with a diameter of 21.3 feet (6.5 meters). These things work organized to let the JWST gather 7 times more light than the Hubble Space Telescope.

This level of capability will allow the JWST to spot signs so fragile that even a bumblebee on the Moon wouldn’t be able to escape the telescope’s mirror. With its unlimited magnification and resolution, the JWST will focus on revealing the galaxies that inhabit our – spotting with the help of its cutting-edge infrared instruments the first stars, planets and solar systems that grew after the big bang and now frame our night sky.

In the video below, deputy project scientist and NASA astro-physicist Amber Straughn presents watchers “A New Era in Astronomy” in the course of the inauguration of The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PITP) in Ontario.



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