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(The Conversation)   Way cool. The James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to do science - and it's seeing the universe more clearly than even its own engineers hoped for   (theconversation.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Hubble Space Telescope, Infrared, James Webb Space Telescope, Infrared photography, Sun, Laser, Electromagnetic radiation, Astronomy  
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2022-06-15 8:26:59 PM  
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IP: So geeked about this!


Yep. It's the most complex unmanned mission NASA has ever pulled off. It makes me giggle to think of how amazing a feat it is.
 
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2022-06-15 5:35:21 PM  
5 votes:
So geeked about this!
 
2022-06-15 4:02:04 PM  
2 votes:
Gonna make the Hubble look like a pair of Opera Glasses.
 
2022-06-15 6:02:35 PM  
2 votes:
It will do some great work, until some asshole's space Tesla auto pilots into it.
 
2022-06-15 4:14:38 PM  
1 vote:

AlgaeRancher: Is that a...... Giant hand making a rude gesture?


And viewed from juuust the right angle, it spells something very rude indeed.
 
2022-06-15 4:44:59 PM  
1 vote:
I screenshot this back on New Year's Eve. 6.5.days into the mission and already half the distance to L2

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2022-06-15 6:17:49 PM  
1 vote:
Any sign of that unfortunate speed hole?
 
2022-06-15 6:51:34 PM  
1 vote:
Was this story written before or after a meteoroid smashed it's mirror?
 
2022-06-15 10:35:09 PM  
1 vote:
So much to learn and brilliant people helping on that road to the future.
 
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