To see further, and further back in time: The James Webb telescope

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The galaxies that hold these ancient furnaces, from which the modern universe are forged, have drifted so far away from us that on modern telescopes they are just grimy smudges.

It is for these galaxies that humanity’s giant new space telescope, the long-delayed James Webb, will hunt when it launches for deep space on October 31. It ships from California to its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, this month.

Period30 Aug 2021

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  • TitleTo see further, and further back in time: The James Webb telescope
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Age, Sydney Morning Herald
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date30/08/21
    DescriptionThe galaxies that hold these ancient furnaces, from which the modern universe are forged, have drifted so far away from us that on modern telescopes they are just grimy smudges.

    It is for these galaxies that humanity’s giant new space telescope, the long-delayed James Webb, will hunt when it launches for deep space on October 31. It ships from California to its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, this month.
    Producer/AuthorLiam Mannix
    URLhttps://www.smh.com.au/national/to-see-further-and-further-back-in-time-the-james-webb-telescope-20210830-p58n3e.html
    PersonsMichael Brown

Keywords

  • Astronomy
  • Space
  • Telescope
  • Galaxies