Wednesday, 23 January 2013

An Inside Glimpse Of The World's Biggest Space Telescope

image credit: NASA Webb Telescope cc

We may not be able to travel back in time, but once the currently-under-construction James Webb Space Telescope is completed, we'll be able to see 13 billion light years into space! That's far enough back to witness the creation of the universe's first stars and galaxies.

To achieve this, an extraordinary instrument is needed; in fact, no less than what, come 2018, will be the biggest telescope ever sent into orbit.