Elements of Webb: Beryllium Part 1 Ep03

  • Released Wednesday, November 24, 2021
  • Updated Monday, November 29, 2021 at 5:00PM
  • ID: 14005

Have you heard of beryllium? It’s a rare lightweight metal used as the primary material on the Webb Telescope. This episode explores the reason this expensive metal is perfect for Webb. Special thanks to LA Gauge for hosting the media team. #UnfoldTheUniverse

When you look at NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope you can’t help but see the huge gold mirrors. but that gold is really only on the surface the rest of the mirrors are made out of a metal called beryllium.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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