The James Webb Telescope

Tomorrow 12/25/21, the James Webb Telescope launches into space. Hopefully everything goes right, they spent the last ten years working on this thing not to mention a lot of money. The data that it sends back should be pretty spectacular. Anybody interested in this?

The interactive website for it is pretty cool....
https://jwst.nasa.gov/index.html

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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,179
    Being on the West Coast the launch is around 4 AM PST if there are no delays. Guess I have a reason to stay up, listen to music, and drink beer. Plus it's Xmas. Hope all goes well. I'm looking forward to seeing its discoveries.
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  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,130
    I saw this featured on an episode of NOVA or some other PBS show. Lots of eggs in that basket with no opportunities for repairs. Looking forward to the discoveries that this could result in.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 29,488
    Hope it turns out OK. :#
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,152
    On the West coast launch is at 4:20. :D
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,179
    So far so good. Only six months to go.
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,686
    edited December 2021
    https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

    About 1 hour, 50m to launch in French Guiana
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,021
    Was watching the live feed of the 5 layer heat shield deploy today, and it was a success! What an incredible piece of engineering!
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,179
    That’s right, so far everything is working as planned. It will soon reach its orbital spot so let’s hope everything continues as planned.
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  • Nesmith98
    Nesmith98 Posts: 177
    It's pretty amazing the sun shield can block out so much of the heat from the sun. The sun facing side should be around 230 degrees F, and the opposite side should be around -394 degrees F. The thickness of these five layers are only .002" to .001" each.
    I sometimes have a heck of a time putting plastic wrap on a bowl, can't imagine having to deal with a piece that's the size of a tennis court.
  • vader540is
    vader540is Posts: 136
    This really blew me away.

    The pulse cooler is basically two transducers in opposing fashion ( to reduce vibration) to make sound waves to help with the cooling process.

    https://webb.nasa.gov/content/about/innovations/cryocooler.html
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 8,708
    6.7 degrees Kelvin. 😳😳😳😳

    That's mighty cold. 🥶
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  • verb
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    Primary Mirrors unfolded successfully! Now alignment and focus of the mirror segments begin!

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