The James Webb Space Telescope Alignment Continues #SpaceSaturday

The James Webb Space Telescope is on pace to change the way we see our universe. Here’s more from Phys.Org:

From a desk across the room in Baltimore’s Space Telescope Science Institute, astronomical optics scientist Charles LaJoie zooms in, and even more cloudlike spirals appear, once concealed in the reaches of space.

For the scientists at the institute—the hub for all things Webb—the image is there as a reminder of what’s to come. When all of Webb’s 18 mirror segments are completely aligned, likely before the end of April, astronomers will be able to peer deeper into the cosmos than ever before…. At the institute, scientists like LaJoie are preparing to take the reins of one of humanity’s most astounding astronomical achievements. Ever since the telescope’s launch on Christmas Day, the institute has been abuzz with a rotating cast of characters—from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, from the European Space Agency, from contractor Northrop Grumman.

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