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Hagoth
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Go Webb!

Post by Hagoth » Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:26 am

The James Webb telescope finally left the planet after $10B and 25 years of development. Whew.

Now we just twiddle our thumbs for 6 months before we get to see the fist images. My thumbs will be worn to the bone by then.
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Re: Go Webb!

Post by wtfluff » Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:01 pm

Hagoth wrote:
Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:26 am
The James Webb telescope finally left the planet after $10B and 25 years of development. Whew.

Now we just twiddle our thumbs for 6 months before we get to see the fist images. My thumbs will be worn to the bone by then.
Next Stop: KOLOB!!!

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Re: Go Webb!

Post by moksha » Sat Dec 25, 2021 10:23 pm

The Webb Space Telescope will be able to hie to Kolob in a twinkling of an eye and show us the places where time began to be.
Good faith does not require evidence, but it also does not turn a blind eye to that evidence. Otherwise, it becomes misplaced faith.
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Re: Go Webb!

Post by Hagoth » Sun Dec 26, 2021 7:16 am

Once it reaches it's final destination nigh unto Kolob, a day for Webb will equal a thousand days for Man. What a brilliant way to extend the warranty.
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Re: Go Webb!

Post by Linked » Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:19 pm

Go Webb indeed!

Looks like it's still on track so far in it's complicated unfolding process. They announced today that due to the great launch by the Ariane 5 rocket the Webb telescope should have enough fuel to keep the scope up there and working for significantly longer than 10 years, great news.

NASA put together a nice tracking web(b?) site here https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbL ... sWebb.html
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Re: Go Webb!

Post by moksha » Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:17 am

This was just relayed in from the new Webb Telescope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7M2u1Fy748&t=117s
Good faith does not require evidence, but it also does not turn a blind eye to that evidence. Otherwise, it becomes misplaced faith.
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