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The Webb space telescope, Hubble’s successor, awes the global science community

The NASA James Webb Space Telescope

The next generational space telescope may finally take flight in 2021. If all goes to plan, the long-anticipated and long-delayed Webb Space Telescope is set to go aloft on Oct. 31, 2021 to start a long journey to a Lagrange point, a gravitationally stable orbit in space around the sun. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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Benefits of James Webb Space Telescope Could be Lost for Canadian Scientists

On July 6th The US House Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill which includes NASA funding. Under the Science budget line item was the note “The bill terminates funding for the James Webb Space Telescope, which is billions of dollars over budget and plagued by poor management.” If the James Webb Space Telescope funding were to be terminated it …

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Top 5 Awesome Things About the Webb Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the successor to the Hubble’s throne. In order to pick up extremely faint infra-red signals from extremely distant stars and galaxies, the JWST has to be extremely cold. Any noise from the IR radiation of the Sun or Earth would make it impossible to see as far into the past as scientists want to. Thus, the JWST has …

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