bison Posted November 29, 2021 #1 Share Posted November 29, 2021 The James Webb Space Telescope recently experienced serious accidental jarring, when a clamp holding it in place let go unexpectedly. It was feared that damage had been done to the long-delayed telescope. NASA now reports that they have checked over the telescope, and find it space-worthy. The pause in preparations only delayed the launch for four days. This is something of a miracle, when one considers how the telescope has been delayed for years, repeatedly, since its original launch date in 2007. The James Webb Space Telescope is expected too be launched from French Guiana on December 22nd (Fingers Crossed!) The telescope will be able to detect the composition of the atmospheres of some exoplanets, perhaps revealing signs of life therein. Please find a link, below, to an article from Astronomy Now, with further details. https://astronomynow.com/2021/11/26/nasa-resumes-james-webb-launch-preps-after-incident-review/ 8 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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