Breaking Bad Science

Episode 85 - The James Webb Space Telescope

February 06, 2022 Daniel Episode 85
Breaking Bad Science
Episode 85 - The James Webb Space Telescope
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Between 1961 and 1968 one man led JFK's dream to put a man on the moon. That was when James Webb retired. A year later, that mission would finally be accomplished. Though he would be far from the only person responsible for that incredible accomplishment, it would be him that NASA would honor on Dec 25th 2021. So why does James Webb matter now 52 years later, and what is Legrange Point 2? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we discuss if this is really important or if it’s just an updated version of some patented hand gesture?

References

  1. Wall, M.; The Alignment of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Has Begun. Space.com. 03-Feb-2022. https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-alignment-begins
  2. Howell, E.; NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope: The Ultimate Guide. Space.com. 25-Dec-2021. https://www.space.com/21925-james-webb-space-telescope-jwst.html#google_vignette
  3. Tillman, N.; What is the Eagle Nebula. Space.com. 18-Apr-2019. https://www.space.com/16396-eagle-nebula-m16-hubble-images-pillars-of-creation.html
  4. Hammel, H. Why Will it Take Six Months to See JWST’s First Science Images?. Planetary.org. 22-Dec-2021. https://www.planetary.org/articles/jwst-first-images



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