James Webb Space Telescope successfully opens its gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror panel

The James Webb Space Telescope has completed its two-week-long deployment phase, unfolding its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror panel as it readies to study every phase of cosmic history. Engineering teams cheered back at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland as NASA announced on Twitter that the final portion of the 6.5-metre (21-foot) mirror […]

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‘Everything is hunky-dory’: NASA’s new space James Webb Space Telescope faces issues

NASA’s newest space telescope is on the verge of completing the riskiest part of its mission — unfolding and tightening a huge sunshade. This comes after ground controllers fixed a pair of problems, officials said Monday. The tennis court-size sunshield on the James Webb Space Telescope is now fully open and in the process of […]