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On the wings of the Webb




The primary mirror of the Webb Telescope is so large that it will have to fold up to fit into a rocket.

   

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 22 March, 2013, 16:05
The 21-foot-wide primary mirror of the Webb Telescope is so large that it will have to fold up to fit into a rocket and be launched to space. Join host Mary Estacion as she travels to ATK in Magna, Utah, where the mirror's foldable backplane "wings" have been constructed. "Behind the Webb" is an ongoing series that follows the construction of the Webb Space Telescope, Hubble's successor. Find more episodes at Hubblesite.org. "Behind the Webb" archive: http://webbtelescope.org/webb_telescope/behind_the_webb/archive/
Comment icon #2 Posted by Frank Merton on 22 March, 2013, 16:21
I hope I live long enough.
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