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NASA: James Webb Space Telescope Google+ Hangout

 The James Webb Space Telescope's Engineering Design Unit (EDU) primary mirror segment, coated with gold. Credit: NASA/Drew Noel

The James Webb Space Telescope’s Engineering Design Unit (EDU) primary mirror segment, coated with gold. Credit: NASA/Drew Noel

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the premiere observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.

This Google+ Hangout discussed NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the agency’s flagship science project that will launch in October, 2018. Panelists discusses the program’s development status, how the tennis court-sized spacecraft will work, explained its science objectives after launch, and highlighted it’s future impact on the world.

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