The James Webb Space Telescope is deployed and ready to analyze and study every phase of cosmic history
The James Webb Space Telescope, which is considered as the world's most robust and powerful telescope, has finished a tricky two-week-long deployment phase and has been fully deployed in space. The telescope's gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror panel is unfolded, and now it is ready to analyze and study every phase of cosmic history.
Engineers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, were happy about the feat achieved and cheered on Saturday when NASA took to Twitter to announce the final deployment of the 6.5-meter (21-foot) telescope mirror. “I'm emotional about it – what an amazing milestone,” Thomas Zurbuchen, a senior NASA engineer, stated during the live video feed session.
James Webb Telescope is said to be more powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope. It costs around $10bn and can easily scan the cosmos for light streaming from the galaxies that were formed 13.7 billion years ago. NASA has stated that the Webb telescope consists of the most extensive and most sensitive mirror; scientists call it the "golden eye".