Finally this Saturday morning, after many delays, the James Webb was launched, the largest telescope ever sent into space. It is located 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, about four times the distance from the moon.
The thrusters ignited and there was liftoff on the European spaceport in French Guiana. The telescope is now on its way to its new home a million miles from Earth, where it will do so in a way we have never seen before.
NASA’s social media account shared the last view of the planet’s space observatory, bidding farewell to “humanity as it heads into deep space to answer our most important questions. Alone in the vastness of space, Webb will soon begin a process of approximately two weeks to deploy their antennas, mirrors and umbrellas. “
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