James Webb Telescope

Unveiling 1 Year Space Secrets

Discover 10 captivating facts about the James Webb Space Telescope, a marvel of engineering exploring the universe's deepest mysteries.

JWST, initially the Next Generation Space Telescope, was renamed in 2002 to honor former NASA administrator James E. Webb.

Launched on December 25, 2021, JWST took off aboard an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from the Centre Spatial Guyanais, ELA-3.

With a cost of around $10 billion, JWST is one of the most expensive space missions ever undertaken.

JWST's mirror, made of 18 hexagonal segments, has a total of 48 grams of gold for optimal infrared reflection.

The telescope can transfer 57.2 gigabytes of data per day, vastly surpassing Hubble's 120 megabytes per day.

JWST's solar array provides 2,000 watts of power, and the onboard propellant supports at least 10 years of operations.

The observatory features four scientific instruments: NIRCam, NIRSpec, NIRISS, and MIRI, each with unique capabilities.

Designed for a minimum of five years, JWST has a maximum mission lifetime of 10 years.

JWST has captured a 'deep field' image of the galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, 4.6 billion light-years away.

JWST has taken a direct image of an exoplanet, HIP 65426 b, and detected water vapor in the atmosphere of WASP-96 b.

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