Friday, February 5, 2016

Work Continues on James Webb Space Telescope

A major milestone for the Hubble's successor was completed today - the telescope's mirror array. There's still a good bit of work to be done before the space telescope's scheduled launch in 2018, using the reliable Ariane system. (We don't want this one blowing up at launch...)

The telescope will be considerably more powerful than the aging Hubble and should teach us a lot more about the universe.