NASA James Webb Space Telescope Replaces Hubble

Posted: May 11 2007, 6:10am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:47am CDT, in Technology News


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NASA James Webb Space Telescope replaces Hubble

NASA plans to replace the Hubble telescope with the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in June of 2013.

The Hubble telescope was launched in 1990. The new $4.5bn JWST telescope will take up a position some 1.5 million km (930,000 miles) from Earth and will have with 24m length, 12m height and a mirror with a 6.5 in diameter a size that is 3 times of Hubble. NASA wants to look deeper into space and even further back at the origins of the universe with the JWST.
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