25 December 2021

So Far, So Good

The James Webb Telescope has been successfully launched.

So far, so good:

The dreams and work of a generation of astronomers headed for an orbit around the sun on Saturday in the form of the biggest and most expensive space-based observatory ever built. The James Webb Space Telescope, a joint effort of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, lifted off from a spaceport near the Equator in Kourou, French Guiana, a teetering pillar of fire and smoke embarking on a million-mile trip to the morning of time.
There is a hell of a lot that go wrong as it moves to its station at a LaGrange point.

A million miles as a long way.


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