The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), hurled into space by the Ariane 5 rocket from European Space Agency’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America, on December 25, at 7:20 am EST (5:50 pm IST), is en route to its destination. After a 29 day-long journey, the spacecraft will arrive at a point in space called ‘Lagrange point 2’, also known as L2. Costing $9.7 billion, this joint project of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency is billed as the next-generation telescope. It is slated to unveil unseen distant parts of the universe and help fathom the mysteries of the cosmos. (Read More)
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