Nasa places Sunshield on James Webb Telescope

James Webb

On Tuesday, Nasa completed a complicated task by placing a tennis court-sized sunshield on the James Webb telescope.

The feat was celebrated by the team of Nasa’s scientists. The task took 36 hours to be completed. The ultra-thin layers were secured with the help of motor-driven cables. The 70×46 feet sunshield will maintain the subzero shadow for heat-sensing and infrared instruments.

The James Webb telescope is 1.6 kilometres away from the target destination. It’s 100 times more efficient in comparison to the Hubble telescope, making it the most powerful observatory launched yet. Following the success of Hubble, the James Webb will trace the light from the first star and galaxies of the universe.

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