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The Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever Built Will Look Back in Time to the Dark Ages of the Universe
Chris Impey | The Conversation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

12 Oct 2021 – Some have called NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope the “telescope that ate astronomy.” It is the most powerful space telescope ever built and a complex piece of mechanical origami that has pushed the limits of human engineering. On Dec. 18, 2021, after years of delays and billions of dollars in cost overruns, the telescope is scheduled to launch into orbit and usher in the next era of astronomy.

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