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A couple of weeks ago, NASA announced that the James Webb Space Telescope's optics are fully aligned and focused, meaning that the space telescope is ready for instrument commissioning. Yesterday, NASA revealed a new image from its coldest instrument, the Mid-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI.MIRI has a camera and spectrograph, and it detects light in the mid-infrared region of the electromagnetic spe
Just a couple of weeks after NASA announced that its $10B James Webb Space Telescope was fully aligned, NASA has shared a closer look at an image captured by Webb's Mid-Infrared Instrument, also known as MIRI. While Webb's instruments are still going through setup and testing, and full scientific operations aren't expected to begin until this summer, the test shot shows the incredible
Rocket Lab has taken an important step forward in its efforts to recover its boosters for re-flight, today capturing its Electron first stage with a helicopter as it hurtled back toward Earth. The attempt didn't go entirely to plan with the booster promptly released into the ocean, but is being hailed as a significant achievement the company likens to "supersonic ballet."Continue ReadingCategory:
Scientists working on NASA's James Webb Telescope have reached an important milestone, completely aligning the space observatory's massive mirrors. The achievement means the team can now move ahead with configuring the onboard instruments and prepare them to begin capturing sharp and in-focus images of the cosmos.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, James Webb Space Telescope


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