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bluebird's Avatar Comment 1 by bluebird

I read that there was a full-scale model of the JWST at the recent World Science Fair.

BTW - Happy 15th Anniv. to APOD! link text

Archive entry dated 3/12/10 is a cool 'behind the scene' look at JWST.

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 16:46:42 UTC | #480941

jel's Avatar Comment 2 by jel

The pictures from Hubble were glorious, who needs a god when you can marvel at the real thing. I can't wait to see what JWST will show us.

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:24:09 UTC | #480947

huyzer's Avatar Comment 3 by huyzer

Ah, very cool. A science article.

Now, are the mirrors of the Webb telescope completely exposed? Wouldn't space dust/debris pit the mirrors? I thought those travel at thousands of miles per hour/(second?), and thus would cause damage.

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 21:32:49 UTC | #480986

Haymaker's Avatar Comment 4 by Haymaker

They should have named it after Carl Sagan instead. What a fitting tribute that would have been.

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 05:19:59 UTC | #481051

keithapm's Avatar Comment 5 by keithapm

This is a pretty cool piece of equipment. I can't wait to see what it shows us. It's mind boggling what we humans can achieve if we put our minds to it. And to think I was thrilled about getting Hitch 22 today. This stuff always has a way of re-ordering ones' priorities. Bring on the awe!

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 17:53:41 UTC | #481188

besleybean's Avatar Comment 6 by besleybean

You are right of course Keith, but Hitch 22 is pretty awesome!

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 17:58:15 UTC | #481189

Dr. Strangegod's Avatar Comment 7 by Dr. Strangegod

Haymaker - Agreed. Next time maybe.

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 18:51:03 UTC | #481202