Elements of Webb: Gold Part 2 Ep02

  • Released Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:23AM
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Where Does Gold Come From?

The Webb’s Telescope’s dazzling mirrors have a microscopic layer of gold and it isn’t for aesthetic reasons. Different wavelengths of light are best reflected with certain metals. Reflect on these materials along with host Sophia Roberts to learn why these mirrors are so well suited for infrared observation. #UnfoldTheUniverse



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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center