ScienceCast 243: Readying the Webb Telescope for Launch

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Rattle in cold reading the Webb telescope for launch. Isn't it by science at NASA. The most sophisticated space science telescope ever constructed the James Webb space telescope GWS T.. Is targeted to launch October 2018. With the primary mirror 3 times as wide as the Hubble Space Telescope and a special sensitivity to penetrating infrared radiation. Well we'll peer into the far reaches of the universe to reveal how the first stars and galaxies formed after the Big Bang. Stringent testing is under way to prove it can handle an earth shaking takeoff and still capture the universe's first light won't deeply ensconced in the hyper cold of space. And nurses Goddard Space Flight Center in greenbelt Maryland engineers are testing web science payload in special facilities simulating launch vibration and ...

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