Nasa’s new space telescope and its search for extraterrestrial life
On 22 December, if all goes to plan, the £7.5bn James Webb house telescope (JWST) shall be blasted into house on best of a large Eu Ariane 5 rocket. Because it travels to its ultimate vacation spot – some extent about 1,000,000 miles away – it’ll start to spread its gold, honeycombed mirror; an unlimited light-catching bucket that would give us a view of the universe deeper and extra delicate than we’ve ever had ahead of.
JWST may additionally reveal clues about imaginable life-supporting planets within our galaxy. One astronomer who shall be eagerly decoding the ones clues is Prof Beth Biller, who joined Parent science editor Ian Pattern this week.
Archive: CNBC, Dr Becky, Release Pad Astronomy
- Learn our reporting at the James Webb house telescope here
- Learn Ian Pattern’s reporting here
- Prof Beth Biller is a chancellor’s fellow in astronomy on the College of Edinburgh
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