NASA’s Webb telescope reaches final destination after one million mile journey.

NASA’s James Webb space telescope has reached its final destination after a one million mile journey that took a month after its launch.

The telescope, which took off from French Guiana on Christmas Day, entered its final parking spot called “L2” beyond the moon on Monday 24th Jan 2022.

Now it is finally in place the space observatory will be able to look at exoplanets, which are worlds outside of our solar system, as well as observing objects within it.

The telescope is an international project led by Nasa in collaboration with the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency, and is named after James E Webb, the Nasa administrator from 1961 to 1968, who was a key figure in the Apollo missions.

Some targets of Webb include ocean worlds in our solar system, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Titan, John Mather, Webb senior project scientist at Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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