James Webb Space Telescope

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steve58

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Sigwolf

That's awesome... hope everything goes smoothly!  O0

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MikeGER

cant wait so see the frist IR-spectrum of the atmosphere of an exoplanet or exomoon in the habitable zone with that


(the telecope is sensitive from  0,6 to 28 µm)

and a characteristic ozon peak  :D


steve58

Government is not the solution to our problem—government is the problem.   Ronald Reagan
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson
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If you ever find yourself in need of a safe space then you're probably going to have to stop calling yourself a social justice warrior. You cannot be a warrior and a pansy at the same time   Mike Adams (RIP Mike)

Sir Slash

So we're going to give the universe a giant Colonoscopy. At last the government doing something useful with our money.  :clap:
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steve58

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steve58

Government is not the solution to our problem—government is the problem.   Ronald Reagan
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.   George Orwell
If you ever find yourself in need of a safe space then you're probably going to have to stop calling yourself a social justice warrior. You cannot be a warrior and a pansy at the same time   Mike Adams (RIP Mike)

SirAndrewD

I've been so excited for this thing for so long. 

I'm deathly afraid of the launch though.  I mean, if anything goes wrong this will destroy space exploration as we know it.  This scope has been the basket that most of NASA's eggs have been sunk into for a decade plus. 

I'm going to watch this one with my arse so puckered tighter than......well, I'll just end it there.
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Toonces

I read a quote somewhere that said basically, once you strap a payload onto the rocket it's in your best interests to launch the sucker as soon as possible.  Makes sense when you consider that that telescope is on top of a big bomb.
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SirAndrewD

Quote from: Toonces on December 23, 2021, 09:35:06 PM
I read a quote somewhere that said basically, once you strap a payload onto the rocket it's in your best interests to launch the sucker as soon as possible.  Makes sense when you consider that that telescope is on top of a big bomb.

That's kind of the problem.  They've delayed and delayed because at this point, there's so many dollars sunk in that it's catastrophic if it fails. 

The science this thing can achieve is amazing.  It can look at the formation of the early universe. 

But yeah...one case where if it fails, the failure is beyond catastrophic.
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GDS_Starfury

not really worried about the launch.  Im more worried about deployment problems so far away with no chance of a Hubble type fix.
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Government is not the solution to our problem—government is the problem.   Ronald Reagan
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.   George Orwell
If you ever find yourself in need of a safe space then you're probably going to have to stop calling yourself a social justice warrior. You cannot be a warrior and a pansy at the same time   Mike Adams (RIP Mike)

steve58

Government is not the solution to our problem—government is the problem.   Ronald Reagan
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.   George Orwell
If you ever find yourself in need of a safe space then you're probably going to have to stop calling yourself a social justice warrior. You cannot be a warrior and a pansy at the same time   Mike Adams (RIP Mike)