And in March, despite the threat of shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the infrared telescope passed another milestone test on the path to launch.
The telescope comes equipped with a mirror that can extend 21 feet and 4 inches — a massive length that will allow the mirror to collect more light from the objects it observes once the telescope is in space. The more light the mirror can collect, the more details the telescope can observe.
It’s the largest mirror NASA has ever built, the agency said, but its size created a unique problem. The mirror was … Read More
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