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- Published On: 2022-04-26 00:57:12
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Many of us are eagerly waiting for the James Webb Space Telescope to begin producing consistent images. While different from your typical telescope, Webb is expected to reveal many incredible things about the universe we live in and much more. Over the past few months, the next generation telescope has been very busy with deployments, alignment, and cooling down, just to name a few.
As of right now, Webb and NASA are addressing the removal of any small, residual positioning errors in the primary mirror segments. The MIRI instrument recently cooled down to its operating temperature as JWST gets closer and closer to being complete. NASA points out that Webb is currently on step 7, stage 3 of the Iterate Alignment For Final Correction process. This is the final step of mirror alignment for the telescope.
With Webb being an infrared telescope, it has to be very cold. This includes practically the entire observatory and especially the various crucial instruments throughout it. With the help of the sunshield and other unique components, Webb is very close to ready. Here I will go more in-depth into the JWST’s recent progress, current steps, and what exactly is next.
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NASA – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLA_DiR1FfKNvjuUpBHmylQ
0:00 – Intro
1:11 – Webb’s Current Progress
4:47 – Webb’s Next Steps