Solving Space: James Webb Space Telescope

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. In anticipation of its upcoming launch, solve space today by unscrambling this image of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Later this week, the world’s most powerful space telescope will launch to provide scientists with an unparalleled gaze into our universe.

With a sunshield the size of a tennis court and a primary mirror far larger than any other space telescope’s, the JWST was made to make discoveries. The telescope will slowly, and very carefully, unfold as it travels to its destination at the second Lagrange point (L2), where it will begin to make observations as it orbits the Sun.

This Friday, the JWST will finally fly, and set out on a million mile journey to become the leading orbital observatory of its time, like its predecessor the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronomers and scientists from all over the globe will use the telescope to build upon Hubble’s foundation, uncovering more clues about the formation of the universe and the evolution of our solar system.

What will the JWST discover? We will have to wait and see!

Read more about the James Webb Space Telescope in our latest Launch Pad post, or here on its official site.

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