Research into the secrets of the universe will make a leap this week with the launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope – the largest, most powerful and most advanced ever built. The galaxies and celestial bodies.
Following a week-long delay, the Arian 5 rocket on which the new telescope is due to take off on Friday from the European Space Agency’s base in French Guiana off the east coast of South America. The telescope will then embark on a journey of about a month until it stabilizes in the designated orbit, at a distance of 1.5 million km from Earth, and begins to operate its facilities.
The telescope, an international venture built at a cost of more than $ 10 billion over more than 20 years, includes four scientific facilities that will allow observations of red light in long, regular longitudinal waves, as well as a huge tennis court the size of a tennis court and a 6.5-meter-long mirror. The largest ever launched into space, covered in gold to aid in the reflection of infrared light.
The telescope will be able to look into the depths of the universe, where you can learn about the first stages after the Big Bang, try to identify the signatures of the first light in the universe, as well as how galaxies are formed and how stars are born and explore the planets in and out of the solar system.