The James Webb Space Telescope is three stories tall, as wide as a tennis court. It's got a 21-foot primary mirror and then it's got these 4 instruments that are just incredibly powerful. It's the largest, most technologically challenging space telescope ever created. It's one hundred times more powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope but at half the weight. It's designed to look back in time even further than Hubble to see the very first galaxies to form after the Big Bang. Building Webb is truly a feat of innovative engineering each material must survive the turmoil of a launch and the varying temperatures of space - and it all starts with the elements. music music music music This is the James Webb Space Telescope!
Elements of Webb explores why engineers chose to use different materials on the James Webb Space Telescope. Webb towers three stories tall, and has a tennis court sized sunshield and is twice the size of the Hubble Space Telescope, yet Webb is half Hubble’s weight. Why? Engineers precisely chose the right materials. #UnfoldTheUniverse
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