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 01/03/2022 08:16 PM
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"The Webb team has completed tensioning for the first three layers of the observatory's kite-shaped sunshield, 47 feet across and 70 feet long.

The first layer - pulled fully taut into its final configuration - was completed mid-afternoon.

The team began the second layer at 4:09 pm EST today, and the process took 74 minutes. The third layer began at 5:48 pm EST, and the process took 71 minutes. In all, the tensioning process from the first steps this morning until the third layer achieved tension took just over five and a half hours.

These three layers are the ones closest to the Sun. Tensioning of the final two layers is planned for tomorrow."


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 01/04/2022 10:06 AM
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ALL FIVE LAYERS ACHIEVED TENSION>>>!!!!!!

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 06/29/2022 01:17 PM
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https://www.nbcnews.com/scienc...s-are-coming-rcna35902

The first full-color photos from the James Webb Space Telescope are coming
NASA and its partners, the European and Canadian space agencies, will unveil the first full-color images from the Webb telescope in a much-anticipated event on July 12.

June 29, 2022, 3:10 PM EDT
By Denise Chow

The first images from NASA's next-generation James Webb Space Telescope are set to be released next month and will include the deepest view of the universe ever taken, agency officials confirmed Wednesday.

NASA and its partners, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, will unveil the initial batch of full-color images from the Webb telescope in a much-anticipated event on July 12. The $10 billion observatory is humanity's largest and most powerful space telescope, and experts have said it could revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos.

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said that seeing the first images from the Webb telescope will be an emotional milestone for humanity - a moment he described as witnessing nature "giving up secrets that have been there for many, many decades, centuries, millennia."

"It's not an image. It's a new worldview," Zurbuchen said Wednesday in a news briefing.

The release will be streamed live by NASA at 10:30am EDT. In addition to the deepest infrared view yet captured of the universe, NASA officials said they will release the Webb telescope's first spectrum of an exoplanet, showing light emitted at different wavelengths from a planet in another star system. These images could offer new insights into the atmospheres and chemical makeup of other exoplanets in the cosmos.

Other images included in the inaugural release will be photos showing how galaxies interact and grow, and ones depicting the life cycle of stars, from the emergence of new ones to violent stellar deaths.

The Webb telescope will continue to beam back data in the lead-up to the July 12 event, but NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy described being impressed with what she has seen so far.

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 07/12/2022 04:40 AM
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Yesterday's "preview" was pretty stunning. Today's release will be OVER THE TOP.

There are various "analyses" on YouTube of the comparison between the same "galaxy cluster" area taken by the "old" Hubble image and the "New" Webb image. WOW!

The Hubble image took 2 weeks to capture. The Webb took only 12 1/2 hours. The Hubble image looks like old Super 8 compared to Webb's image quality.

What was so interesting about yesterday's reveal was when Bill Nelson described the "size" of the area covered by the image: put a grain of sand on your finger tip. Put your arm straight out and look at the grain of sand (if you can see it!). That is how small a piece of the Universe that the image covers compared to your view of everything around you!!!



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Edited: 07/12/2022 at 04:47 AM by dingpatch
 07/12/2022 09:03 AM
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Not too shabby
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 07/12/2022 12:45 PM
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dingpatch

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The gravity of the galaxy cluster bending and magnifying the light coming from distant galaxies behind the cluster, , , , , , is WOW.




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Edited: 07/12/2022 at 12:45 PM by dingpatch
 07/12/2022 05:05 PM
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Precision optics is an amazing field. What is possible was once only dreamed. Beryllium is harmless in its solid form. I handle it regularly (mirrors), cleaning and prepping and performing physical vapor deposition (thin film). Safe as long as you dont chip it or God forbid shatter. Would clear the building...
 07/13/2022 06:48 AM
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Back-in-the-day I purchased millions of dollars worth of beryllium every year. Mostly the HIP near-net shape for a "sensor support". It was machined at the only place in the USA that was capable, and it was "known" in the industry and had its own "stories".

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 07/14/2022 04:37 AM
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Effffffing AWESOME!

Well done to all the parties involved in making this come to fruition. One can only imagine the things we are going to learn from this achievement.



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 07/16/2022 12:39 PM
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Fake. Drawn by the people that make Sponge Bob.

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