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Did you know that the James Webb Space Telescope needs to stay below −370 °F to function correctly?

 Did you know that the James Webb Space Telescope needs to stay below −370 °F to function correctly?


Let’s be honest here for a second – the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is one of the world’s most significant technological marvels.

Not only is it a highly advanced telescope, but it’s also operating out in space and sending back data to Earth!

If you’ve been wondering what all the hype surrounding the James Webb Space  is about, get ready to have your mind blown with some out-of-this-world facts!

Between launch and arrival, the JWST must perform a bewildering array of tasks — unfurling solar panels, main mirrors, secondary mirrors, and sun shields, calibrating instruments, setting temperatures, aligning optics and more. Each and every step will be tested before, during, and after it is performed to make sure that it is successful and does not adversely affect future steps. Despite the barrage of tests which the JWST undertook before launch, NASA engineers are extremely cautious with every task and take every opportunity to pause and double check before pushing forward. While the systems were thoroughly checked on the ground…

“Nothing we can learn from simulations on the ground is as good as analyzing the observatory when it’s up and running. Now is the time to take the opportunity to learn everything we can about its baseline operations.”
— Bill Ochs, Webb project manager.

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