The James Webb Telescope is set to take off this Christmas. Here’s how you can watch the incredible NASA set afloat online from the comfort of your own home…
NASA is launching the largest and most powerful space telescope ever made into space this Christmas.
The James Webb Space Telescope has been made using revolutionary technology.
The impressive piece of kit cost a cool $10billion (£7.4billion).
It’s hoped that the amazing technology will provide a whole large number of dramatically space-images from an era when the very first stars and galaxies formed — over 13.5 billion years ago!
The telescope will be able to analyze our own solar system and the planets and objects within it, in addition as the atmospheres of distant planets, gaping black holes and newly forming stars.
Nasa said: “Thousands of engineers and hundreds of scientists worked to make Webb a reality, along with over 300 universities, organizations, and companies from 29 U.S. states and 14 countries!”
How to watch NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope set afloat online
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The NASA mission is scheduled to lift off at 12.20pm GMT on Saturday December 25, 2021.
It will set afloat aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
The set afloat will be live streamed from 11am on Saturday December 25.
To catch the amazing James Webb Space Telescope set afloat into space, tune in to the YouTube live stream.
“I’m excited and nervous at the same time,” said Prof Martin Barstow, chair of the Space Telescope Institute Council and director of strategic partnerships at Space Park Leicester.
“It’s exciting to think that after so long, we might ultimately get this telescope into space. But I’m nervous because we all know that however good the rocket is, there are risks in getting there, and a whole lot of things have to go perfectly for us to have a working telescope.”
“In terms of the science, this is going to be transformational,” said professor Barstow.
“It’s quite simply the largest, most sensitive telescope ever put in space
“It’s been designed to look back at the very early history of the universe and to understand the formation of the first stars and galaxies. And it’s about us. It’s about how we came to be and what our place is in the universe.”
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