An artist’s impression of the James Webb Space Telescope, folded in the Ariane 5 rocket during launch. Photo: EPA
An artist’s impression of the James Webb Space Telescope, folded in the Ariane 5 rocket during launch. Photo: EPA
Space

Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble’s more powerful successor, on brink of flight

  • Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope, designed to peer farther than ever into the universe, set for Christmas Day launch
  • The US$10 billion telescope has to unfold itself in space – a nail-biting manoeuvre Nasa has never attempted

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An artist’s impression of the James Webb Space Telescope, folded in the Ariane 5 rocket during launch. Photo: EPA
An artist’s impression of the James Webb Space Telescope, folded in the Ariane 5 rocket during launch. Photo: EPA
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