(ANSA) – Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Two weeks after the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest six-meter-diameter magnifying glass has fully opened and completed its deployment phase. Following the sophisticated implementation of the Big Telescope, a panel of technologists celebrated NASA’s announcement at the Baltimore Telescope Science Institute in Maryland. The U.S. space agency recalled the extreme complexity and taste of using all the components of a folded web telescope to enter the narrow space of the nose of the Ariane 5 rocket, which was launched into space from French Guiana on Christmas Day. . Webb opened his solar shield a few days ago, which is shaped like a kite and is 21 meters long, which protects the telescope from light, heat and solar radiation.
Meanwhile, the complex moves toward its selected orbital point, called the LockRange 2 (L2) point, 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, where it will be in equilibrium and reach it in a few weeks. And from where it begins to explore deep space, reaching optical distances not yet reached, as close as possible – astronomers’ theory – 13 and a half billion years ago, to the original universe near the Big Bang.
Thomas Surbuchen, one of NASA’s chief engineers, said, “I was moved, what an incredible milestone.
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