Spotting HD 84406

The Webb Telescope spotted its first star, HD 84406.

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After years of delays and a seemingly endless succession of hiccups during development, the $10 billion Webb mission—now in its seventh week—has been smooth as silk. The painstaking process of unfolding the space telescope and getting it ready to perform groundbreaking astronomy has been progressing about as well as anyone could’ve hoped, the most recent achievement being the telescope’s first detection of starlight, which happened earlier this week.

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