James Webb Telescope Launches This Month
The James Webb space telescope is launching this month–one week from now, as of this writing, on Dec 22nd. That’s assuming there is no delay in the launch.
For those who do not know, the James Webb is a “game-changer” telescope. Like its predecessor, the famed Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb is going to change the way we see the universe forever. It will see farther and with much greater clarity than the Hubble. In fact, the James Webb may even be able to resolve exo-planets, and perhaps even determine the atmospheric contents of planets that may harbor life.
I’m personally very excited to see the James Webb launch, and I certainly have my fingers crossed that nothing will go wrong. The 2022 is going to be an exciting one for space science!
If you want to know more about the James Webb telescope, Space.com has a nice in depth article.