- NASA’s superpowerful telescope James Webb Space Telescope sets off on a journey to infinite space
- After decades of planning and delay, this space telescope was launched on Christmas morning
- This $ 10 billion telescope will now replace Hubble as Earth’s eye in space
The James Webb Space Telescope, the superpowerful telescope of the US space agency NASA, has left on the journey of infinite space. After decades of planning and delays, the space telescope was launched on Christmas morning from the French Guiana Space Center on the north-east coast of the US. This $ 10 billion telescope will now replace the Hubble with the Earth’s eye in space. According to American scientists, this telescope will look for alien life in space.
The Ohio State University of America claims that within 5 years of the launch of this telescope, the James Webb telescope will look for signs of alien life in infinite space. Student Caprice Philippe estimates that this telescope will identify the ammonia present inside a dwarf planet after just a few revolutions, which is produced by living organisms. The James Webb telescope is being called a ‘time machine’ that can reveal the secrets of the universe and send it to the world.
16 million kilometers or four times the distance traveled by the Moon
The world’s largest and most powerful space telescope set off on its mission on Saturday. It will explore the universe to find early stars and galaxies as well as look for signs of life. US space agency NASA’s ‘James Webb Space Telescope’ took off from the French Guiana Space Center on the north-east coast of South America on Christmas morning aboard the European rocket ‘Arion’. The observatory, built at a cost of about $10 billion, will travel 1.6 million kilometers, or four times more than the Moon, to reach its destination.
It will take a month to get there, and then in the next five months its infrared eyes will be ready to start exploring the universe. “It’s going to give us a better understanding of our universe and our place in it, who we are, what we are,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said earlier this week. However, he also cautioned, ‘When you want a big reward, you usually have a big risk in front of you.’
Thousands of people from 29 countries were working since the 1990s
As a successor to the older Hubble space telescope, the long-pending James Webb telescope is named after James Webb, a NASA administrator in the 1960s. NASA partnered with European and Canadian space agencies to build and launch this new seven-ton telescope, which has been working by thousands of people in 29 countries since the 1990s. Astronomers all over the world were eagerly waiting for the launch of this telescope.
A last-minute technical glitch affected the launch for almost a week, and then high winds pushed it to Christmas. The people in the control room were wearing Santa hats. The launch of the telescope was followed by applause in the center and enthusiastic scientists hugging each other. They were shouting the name of the telescope, ‘Go Webb (Go Webb).’ “We launched this morning for humanity,” Arianespace CEO Stephen Israel said after the launch. The telescope is equipped with several instruments and a mirror plated with gold is also installed in it.