‘Holy cow!’ How the James Webb Space Telescope took a selfie in space

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We’ve just seen the first up-close view of the James Webb Space Telescope hard at work in deep space.

A special lens within the James Webb’s Space Telescope NIRCam instrument allowed the telescope to take a selfie in space. We’ve just seen the first up-close view of the James Webb Space Telescope hard at work in deep space. A special lens within the … [2670 chars]

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Timeline

Feb 08 Tue:

Paint it black: behind the James Webb Space Telescope’s signature color

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has to stay super cool to observe the cosmos. How does it beat the heat? Black paint.

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Feb 06 Sun:

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is cooling down for its next trick: Observing the universe

It’s been a whirlwind 38 days in space for the James Webb Space Telescope, but its chief scientist says the mission is well on track to uncover the universe soon.

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Feb 04 Fri:

NASA Brings James Webb Space Telescope a Step Closer to Taking First Images

NASA is preparing the telescope’s 21ft golden mirror, which will allow astronomers to stare deeper into the universe and further back in time than ever before.

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Feb 03 Thu:

NASA hopes James Webb Space Telescope will unlock secrets of ‘super-Earths’ and hot rocky worlds

The observatory will focus on planets we sometimes can’t find close to home.

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Feb 01 Tue:

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope turns on cameras to look at first star target

Spacecraft controllers started powering up James Webb Space Telescope’s four cutting-edge instruments as they prepare to take test images of the first star.

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Topics

James Webb Space Telescope — Spacecraft

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